United States of America Naval Vessel has sailed at the Freetown, Queen Elizabeth 11 Quay. This is the First time after Twenty five years the US Marine Vessel visited the Freetown Port.
The Vessel, according to report, is currently on a continental tour to ports in the Sub region that have made tremendous gains in promoting international Port Security and safety.
In citation, the Sierra Leone ports Authority has made considerable reforms in the Maritime Security and safety, which has attracted both local and international accolades.
These reforms among others included: the authority’s pass mark in the International Ship and Port Facility (ISPS) Code audit, installation of CCTV Cameras with 24 hours surveillance, increased Security Personnel by training over Forty (40) Security officers on advanced Security.
Speaking to the General Manager SLPA, Dr. Abdulai Fofana, the US Marine visit has restored the past glory of the Freetown Port as such visit considered the Port safe in terms of Security.