Tsunami Warning Forces Several Port Closures

Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Photo: Port Arica

Inchcape Shipping Services, (ISS), is advising that several ports remain closed following the Chilean earthquake and tsunami alert.

The ports of Arica, Patache, Iquique and Mejillones are closed for operations pending damage inspections from the Chilean Maritime Authority. Tocopilla port is closed due to the current swell conditions. All other Chilean ports are opened and working in normal condition.

The tsunami alert was issued after an earthquake measuring 8.2 degrees Richter struck 53 miles (86 km) northwest of Iquique port in Chile on 01 April 2014, at 20:46hrs local time.

The ports shall be reopened following structural checks being made by the Chilean Maritime Authority.


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