24/06/2016 14h46 - Updated 24/06/2016 14h47

Civil police strengthens oversight to vessels bound for Parintins

The goal of the action is to ensure the safety of passengers and crew of the vessels that will navigate the Amazon River.
Photo: Press Release / PC
Photo: Press Release / PC

The Civil Police of Amazonas, by means of 24 researchers, crowded in the Police Department of the Interior (DPI), Metropolitan Police Department (DPM), Research Department of Narcotics (Denarc) and Department to Combat Organized Crime (DRCO), helped along this week for surveys destination with boats to the city of Parintins, distant 369 kilometers straight from the capital, which starts on Friday, day 24, the 51st edition of the Parintins Folklore Festival.

The work was centered on the Surveillance Station of the Navy of Brazil, mounted on the left bank of the Rio Negro, near the Meeting of the Waters. The audit was coordinated by the Navy of Brazil, through the 9th Naval District. According to the director of DPI, Mariolino delegate Brito, the checks were initiated in late Monday, day 20, and continue on Friday, day 24.

"The goal of the action was to ensure the safety of passengers and crew of the vessels that will navigate the Amazon River bound for Parintins, around the folk festival which starts today and runs until Sunday, day 26. During inspections we analyze the documentation of vessels, safety equipment, the conditions of the power motors and generators. Also ascertained had excess passengers, and the presence of children or adolescents unaccompanied managers and also the transport of illegal material ", Brito said Mariolino.

For the entrepreneur Antonio Rocha, dono do barco Amazona Star, the inspections carried out during this period, where the flow of boats on the Amazon River is intense, It is important to ensure the safety of all people using the river transport to Tupinambarana Island. "I do Manaus-Parintins path in the festival period three decades ago and every year we are happy to pass these inspections, which in my opinion are extremely important to maintain the safety of our passengers and also the crew ", stated.

The action was, still, with the participation of other organs of the federal, state and municipal, between them, the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama), National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), National Agency of Waterway Transportation (Antaq), members of the Tactical Force and Environmental Battalion of the Military Police, representatives of the Guardianship Council and Municipal Secretariat for Women, Social Assistance and Human Rights (Semmasdh).

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