Unloading cargo in the Falkland Islands has had to be diverted following last week's incident at FIPASS, (Falklands Interim Port and Storage System) when a Spanish fishing vessel collided while berthing.
One of the options has been to move to East Cove port, which is where supplies for British forces at Mount Pleasant Complex are unloaded.
Following an agreement between the British Forces South Atlantic Islands command with the Falkland Islands government, MV Scout, the main supply vessel for imports and exports to the Falklands, has been operating at East Cove Port, the former Mare Harbour.
This will ensure that there is minimum interruption to the unloading of cargo bound for the Islands.
A massive 130 containers are in the process of unloading over the next few days and transported to their respective destinations with most being transferred to Stanley by road, according SAAS they completed the cargo operations in 3 (long) days, with 130 containers unloaded and 57 full containers of export product being loaded, and the vessel sailed for Montevideo.
BFSAI also announced that Ministry of Defense are working to ensure that Marine Structural Engineers are booked onto the earliest possible SAA in order to commence the structural survey on the dock facility.