As members of the Old Mangalore Port Users’ Association went on a strike, work there came to a stand still on October 22. The protestors were demanding the appointment of the surveyor of vessel at the port.
At Old Mangalore Port, members of the Association sat in a protest in front of the Port Officer’s office.
The Association said that since the last two months there is no officer at the port to carry out the annual inspection for the renewal of the validity certificate of vessels. The Port Officer in-charge has not been given the responsibility to carry out vessel inspection.
This has affected the operations at the Old Mangalore Port, the Association said.