ISS advises status of ports following Chile earthquake and tsunami warning


Inchcape Shipping Services,(ISS) is advising that several ports remain closed following the Chilean earthquake and tsunami alert.

The ports of Arica, Patache, Iquique and Mejillones are closed for operations pending damage inspections from the Chilean Maritime Authority. Tocopilla port is closed due to the current swell conditions. All other Chilean ports are opened and working in normal condition.

The tsunami alert was issued after an earthquake measuring 8.2 degrees Richter struck 53 miles (86 km) northwest of Iquique port in Chile on 1st April at 20:46hrs local time. 

The ports shall be reopened following structural checks being made by the Chilean Maritime Authority.