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Dominican Navy headed rescue of container ship stranded for weeks

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Santo Domingo.– International and local maritime companies during several weeks coordinated in the effort to save the Tanzania-registry container ship HABIB EXPRESS, which was stranded since September 12.

The Dominican Navy said its assets supervised the operation, supported by the T&T Salvage LLC rescue agency, the Dominican SvitzerCaribbean Companies and the Dominican Maritime Agency (MARDOM).

“Integrated logistics services where put into a rescue plan for the ship, with a deployment of six vessels and a multi-task crane barge.”

“Since last Friday, facing the adversities of the bad weather that prevailed in Alto Velo island to be able to operate safely and without causing environmental damage, after six days of the lightening and dismantling operations of the ship, finally on Monday, October 7, he successfully refloated it, taking it out of the rocky seabed and the shallow water in which it was located.”





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Civic group demands a fence along entire 388KM Haiti border

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Santo Domingo.- Civic and Social Front president, Isaías Ramos, on Fri. called on the population to demand the continuity of the perimeter fence along the entire 388-kilometer Dominican Republic-Haiti border.

Ramos said that it’s not difficult to traffic illegal aliens at the border, “where today there is abundance of chaos, disorder, anarchy and insecurity that affect our sovereignty, the security of our citizens and authorities.”

He said i’is not enough to build 50 or 60 km that will only move the illegal operation and make it a little more difficult.





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Dominican Republic’s military to monitor commuters

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Santo Domingo.- The Defense Ministry will expand the video surveillance system through real-time monitoring of the entire routes of the Metro and the Cable Car of Santo Domingo, (MIDE), according to an agreement signed with the Transport Reform Office (OPRET).

The agreement signed on October 30 stipulates that the objective is to facilitate “the interconnection of the Command Center, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence to the OPRET Video Management Systems, for real-time monitoring, in the different Metro and Cable Car lines.”

It adds that OPRET will provide the necessary access to Defense, which allows the connection to the systems, for real-time monitoring of the different lines of the Metro and Cable Car of Santo Domingo.

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All fuel prices remain unchanged

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Santo Domingo.- Fuel prices (in gallons) for the week from December 21 to 28 remain unchanged:

Premium gasoline RD$229.10.

Regular gasoline RD$214.20.

Regular diesel at RD$181.10.

Optimal diesel RD$193.80.

Avtur RD$144.30.

Kerosene RD$170.90.

Fuel oil RD$92.06.

Propane (LPG) RD$101.00.

Natural gas remains at RD$28.97 per cubic meter.





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