Members of the Guyana Police Force stationed aboard the M.B. Tamakay, the $100m floating command base at the mouth of the Waini River, North West District were on Saturday paid a courtesy call by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who led a team of government officials on a tour of the vessel.
In his company were Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs Sydney Allicock, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan and Minister within the Ministry of indigenous People’s Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, along with several officials of the Joint Services, including Commander of ‘F’ Division of the Guyana Police Force, Rabindranath Budhram.
According to a statement issued by the GPF, the vessel is equipped with sleeping and seating accommodation, a kitchen and other necessary facilities and is staffed by members of the Guyana Police Force who are drawn from the Police Marine Station, Tactical Services Unit and ‘F’ Division and is commanded by a Gazetted Officer.
The base was established to be used to respond to piracy and other crimes in the region.
Budhram explained that 12 officers will be on board and there will be a one- month change-over of the ranks to prevent complacency.