Namdock in Walvis Bay has resumed full operations in accordance with the inception of Stage 2 of the lockdown which saw the gradual easing of restrictive lockdown measures.
“Over the past few weeks we have put strict personal protection and sanitization measures in place, to ensure that we could safely resume full-capacity operations when the time came. Our first priority is always the health and well being of our valued staff and clients, and all business operations are conducted according to those priorities,” said Heritha Nankole Muyoba, Acting CEO of Namdock.
She said repair and maintenance yard activities are once again fully operational and added that all facilities and staff members are adhering to the prescribed Covid-19 safety and sanitization regulations.
“These include working in shifts and observing strict social distancing, regular temperature readings, hand washing, wearing of face masks, gloves and other prescribed personal protective equipment (PPE),” she said.
The company has undertaken extensive research into recommended Covid-19 mitigation measures, and is thereby taking every precaution to ensure the safety of its clients, employees, and service providers – as well as the local Walvis Bay community – during this pandemic.
“As such, we are following all recommendations and protocols as directed by the Namibian Government; as well as the Namibian Port Authority (Namport). We have to this end also implemented a comprehensive Covid-19 response plan, in accordance with recommendations by the Namibian Ministry of Health and Social Services and the World Health Organization,” Nankole Muyoba said.
Namdock, which docked vessels within the first day of resuming full operations, anticipates that its shipyard will become busier.