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Barges Await Paperwork

Barges Await Paperwork
March 14
10:00 2018

Two barges are in the Suva harbour awaiting paper work.

Local agent South Seas Towage Limited declined to comment when contacted yesterday.

South Sea Towage Limited holds a contract with Fiji Ports Corporation Ltd which provides it with rights to conduct activities like tug and pilot services within FPCL designated ports, Suva, Lautoka, Malau and Wariki.

While this remains its core business, a considerable part of its operations involves outer port work, salvage operations, machine shop and engineering contract work.

At Suva port SSTL provides a 24-hour response service, with tug and crew stationed at the wharf, which helps in service levels and response time to any incidents relating to vessel and wharf safety.

In Lautoka port the service is also 24 hours but with one hour notice required to uplift crew.

A realible source said paper work for barges Ballina and Wyambi might take two weeks before the two can carry out their new responsibilities.

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