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Taveuni Princess Continues Service

Taveuni Princess Continues Service
Taveuni Princess on the way to Taveuni Island.
July 12
11:00 2017

 

The Grace Shipping & Landlords new ferry the Taveuni Princess has continued to serve the people of Taveuni despite of the tough competition from Sun City and Karmal.

Company director and spokesperson and Captain of the Taveuni Princess Soniya Thakur said,  with the Lomaiviti Princess IV still undergoing repairs in Suva the competition was still tough against the other the two ferries.

She said they had been in operation for more than 20 years and had established a very good relationship with the people of Taveuni.

However she said her competitors were trying their very best to take some of their passengers by lowering the fare.

She said there fare should be only one used by all the operators.

Captain Thakur said they would continue to serve the route and improve their service to the passengers.

She said one of the operators needed a Class 5 captain, a Class 5 engineer and three crews to operate, but this was not happening.

For Grace Shipping & Landlords she said it was the safety of the passengers that was paramount them.

One of the problems they were facing was that when they returned to Taveuni and one of the ferries was at the wharf, it would not give space to the Taveuni Princess for passengers to get off.

“They will simply stay there and it’s not their problem if we can’t anchor.”

She has called on the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) to urgently look into this problem.

Meanwhile the Goundar Shipping Limited had confirmed that they were waiting for the parts of the Lomaiviti Princess IV flown in from South Korea.

Company managing director George Goundar said when the repair works were completed it would return to serve the Taveuni and Natuvu route.

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