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Machinery off to Berbice for Phase Two road construction

B.K.International Off-loads heavy duty equipment

Guyanese Captain James Rogers and his crew.

Gloria T Cargo prior to offloading

He is ever grateful to the management of E.C.Vieira for the use of the wharfing facilities at short notice, and to the administration of Guyana Maritime Inc. (GMI) for the training afforded the of crew of “Gloria T” prior to their departure. The BK Managing Director disclosed his willingness to assist in the training of local seafarers by loaning the agency a vessel and a tug boat, whenever the need arises. Captain Rogers, schooled in Scotland for Chief Mate certificate and Guyana for his Masters certificate, told reporters Monday night he felt “great” at successfully sailing the ship to the United States and back.   The former Transport and Harbors employee, who said he served on a number of local ferry vessels, such as Lady

 Berbice, M.V. Pomeroon, M.V. Mazaruni, M.V. Barima, M.V. Malali, M.V. Lukanani; M.V. Mahouria among others, thanked Tiwarie for placing the confidence in him. He noted that while he has been to the US on numerous occasions as a seaman, it is his first trip as ‘Master’ of a vessel. In addition, it was also the first visit to the US for most of the 10-man crew. Rogers recalled departing Guyana on May 09, with a trans-shipment of sand which he discharged at Port Rio Hina in the Dominican Republic, then on to Houston, Texas.The return journey took approximately 16 days.Despite having a few rough days at sea, Captain Rogers considered the overall journey as being an excellent one.