While Typhoon Lekima approaches, Minister Lin Chia-Lung of Transportation and Communications inspects today (the eighth) the Port of Keelung the readiness in the prevention against the typhoon and flooding and demands that all staff be devoted to the prevention against any catastrophe to ensure low risk and zero disaster.
Director Chang Te-Yi at the Northern Maritime Affairs Center of the Maritime and Port Bureau, MOTC indicates that in response to the approaching typhoon, the Anti-Typhoon Emergency Response Group was formed immediately last night and has completed the inspection over the number of people remaining in ships parked at the port, the education on and readiness as to how to prevent against the typhoon and flooding at the inland container hub, and patrolling over properties outside the harbor area to be prepared for the typhoon and also monitored ships outside the port and how they are protected against the wind together with the Taiwan International Ports Corporation. Meanwhile, traffic information has been kept track of and been updated at any time.
The Maritime and Port Bureau indicates that it has had related standard operating procedures in place for the approaching typhoon and is ready with various response measures available. Meanwhile, joint horizontal defense and correspondence are reinforced to react any time and make sure that risk of disasters is reduced to a minimum and keep the ships and the port safe. If the general public would like to find out the latest traffic information, it is readily available on the world wide web of the Maritime and Port Bureau, MOTC (https://www.motcmpb.gov.tw/).
Contact: Northern Maritime Affairs Center Section Chief Hui-Jun Lai
Telephone: 02-89783558, 0939-995499