The PSC Tema Shipyard has taken delivery of five vessels for maintenance work. Three of the vessels came in from Lagos, Nigeria, one from Canada and the fifth from Takoradi.
The vessels are made up of two oil tankers, two cargo vessels and tug boat.
This comes barely a month after the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA) assumed supervisory role over the facility, given assurance that the facility would soon begin to show signs of profitability.
The shipyard’s new management, which assumed office on July 4, 2016, has embarked on an aggressive marketing programme to secure vessel repair and maintenance jobs for the facility, said to be the biggest drydock and shipway facility within the West Africa sub-region.
The Chairman of the Junior Staff Union, Mr Samuel Attram, and the Secretary of the Senior Staff Association, Mr David Ekow Doomson, admitted that while it was still early days yet, the development so far pointed to a brighter future for the facility and the workers.
“We are, however, happy that we no longer come to work to idle about and in some cases sleep because there was no work to do,” they said.