Ebeye dock in bad shape

Ebeye’s main dock suffered serious damage in westerly storms that battered Kwajalein Atoll earlier this month.
Storms over the past year had caused damage to the dock, but the storm earlier this month was the worst in recent times, as high waves repeatedly crashed into the dock.
“The damage to the dock goes back a while, but the westerlies in early October caused the damage to become visible,” said RMI Ports Authority Chairman Alson Kelen. “It’s dangerous and something has to happen now.”
The severity of the damage might cause container ships to have concerns about docking and off-loading cargo, he said.
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