In a landmark achievement for Guyana’s port infrastructure, Blue Water Shipping Guyana orchestrated the arrival of the MV Virtuous Striker, the largest cargo ship to ever dock in the Demerara River.
The vessel, boasting an impressive length of 190 meters, arrived at the Vreed-en-Hoop Shorebase, marking a significant milestone for maritime operations in the South American country. This achievement was facilitated using an 8-meter quayside draft within a newly dredged section of the Demerara River.
According to a release from the company, the Blue Water Shipping team, led by the Company’s internal Marine Department, played a pivotal role in coordinating the Marine Agency and Customs Services to ensure a seamless docking process last Saturday.
The vessel, loaded with 26,900 metric tonnes of cargo highlighted the growing capacity of Guyana’s port facilities, the company said.
“We are extremely happy to be part of this momentous occasion. VEHSI has and will continue to transform Guyana’s port infrastructure by increasing and improving its capacity to handle much larger vessels and cargo volumes. Providing expertise in a solutions-driven environment enables the clients we serve to perform superbly and underscores our commitment to operations excellence,” remarked Richard DeNobrega, Vice President Sales & Development.
The strategic and collaborative efforts of the Blue Water Shipping team, working in tandem with all stakeholders, resulted in the safe and successful docking of the MV Virtuous Striker, the company said. The accomplishment showcases the capability of the team.
“We are very proud of our team’s efforts,” added DeNobrega, emphasizing the commitment to ensuring the efficient handling of larger vessels and increased cargo volumes.
VEHSI forms part of the Port of Vreed-en-Hoop. Phase one of the project is meant to be the special purpose vehicle to serve as a SURF (subsea umbilicals, flowlines and riser) shorebase for Exxon Mobil Guyana Limited (EMGL) projects.