The Belize Port Authority has opened a new branch in Placencia Village. Located near the Placencia Pier and adjacent to Go Sea Tours, the BPA says that it will be able to expand its services to better serve the maritime public. Complementing the existing branches located in Belize City, San Pedro, Punta Gorda and Big Creek, services being offered at this new office include registering and licensing of vessels. Mariners will also be able to renew their licenses. Offices will be opened from eight in the morning to five in the evenings on Mondays thru Thursdays, while on Friday evenings, the office closes at four-thirty.