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New Lighthouses Increase Safety of Ships

New Lighthouses Increase Safety of Ships
A MSAF Lighthouse.
February 14
11:00 2018

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) has completed the construction of  lighthouses located at Momi Bay, Nadi and Lami, funded by the Fijian Government, increasing ship safety in Fiji waters.

“The new leading lights and day marks will ensure lighthouse structure is clearly visible to ships at all times and safe entry and exit of foreign and local ships in Suva Passage and Navula Passage, and guide them in their approaches to the ports and other berthing facilities in Suva, Denarau and Lautoka,” said MSAF chief executive officer, John Tunidau said.

The new structures replace the lighthouses that were built in the 1950’s during the colonial era which sustained damage during Tropical Cyclone Winston in 2016.

The newly built lighthouses fully funded by the Government are fitted with state of the art solar LED marine lanterns lights with high operability and maintenance free for at least five years.

The Department of Building and Government Architect under the Ministry of Infrastructure & Transport designed and conducted engineering inspection throughout the construction stages of the new lighthouses.

The project is another significant step of MSAF to progress Fiji’s Aids to Navigation system to International Marine Aids to Navigation & Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) ‘Region A’ standard.

Civil Design & Construction Limited was contracted to carry out the construction.

MSAF

 

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