Second mega pier on Curaçao set to open

MV Britannia
The MV Britannia is docked in Willemstad, Curaçao on Feb. 27, 2017. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

A new mega pier in Curaçao is set to open next month, according to a report in the Curaçao Chronicle.

The MV Britannia is expected to be the first ship to dock at the new pier, the second mega pier on the island, when it arrives in Curaçao on Nov. 13, according to the report.

The pier, named The Tula Pier, is located in the Otrobanda area, west of St. Anna Bay. Built at the cost of $43 million, the new pier will help the island keep up with increasing cruise traffic demand, officials said.

The pier is named for a heroic slave, Tula, also known as Tula Rigaud. He led the Curaçao Slave Revolt of 1795 and was executed on Oct. 3, 1795.

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