DE Congressional Delegation Announces Nearly $2 million to Upgrade Security and Surveillance at DE Ports
Jun 13 2003
PORT OF WILMINGTON, DE - Standing at the Port of Wilmington, where each year, more than 400 vessels carrying over 5 million tons of cargo come into Delaware, the State's Congressional Delegation announced today that three local agencies will receive a total of nearly $2 million in federal funds to upgrade facilities and enhance port security. The funding comes from the Office of Homeland Security and breaks down as follows:
- $1,650,000 for the Diamond State Port Corporation to enhance perimeter security at the Port of Wilmington, better control access to the facilities and improve internal and external surveillance;
- $196,200 for Motiva Enterprises to conduct security enhancements around their pier and provide additional access control; and
- $94,200 for Delaware City Police Department to purchase a 22-foot Boston Whaler to allow for greater access and patrolling of chemical companies on the Delaware River.