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    Pacific Community Marks World Maritime Day

Pacific Community Marks World Maritime Day

On September 28, the Pacific Community (SPC), the leading regional technical body in the maritime transport sector, hosted a joint celebratory session of World Maritime Day with representatives of the

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    How Ships Kick The Bucket

How Ships Kick The Bucket

“Full speed ahead” command 200 meters from a sand bank is not a usual order given by the Master to the Chief Engineer. In the dark dungeon of the noisy

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    GSL Head Cook Shares Experience

GSL Head Cook Shares Experience

Letila Sokonawai has a rather challenging role as the head cook on board the soon-to be delivered Goundar Shipping Limited (GSL) vessel, MV Lomaiviti Princess V. She is part of

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    Qutonilaba’s Dream Trip A Reality

Qutonilaba’s Dream Trip A Reality

Youngest female deck hand with Goundar Shipping Limited, Sainimere Qutonilaba’s, face lit up when she was selected to be part of the 20-member crew chosen to bring back the MV

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    Fiji Ports Actively Promote Good Energy Management

Fiji Ports Actively Promote Good Energy Management

Fiji Ports will continue to incorporate good energy management principles into all its policies for its companies and operations. This was revealed by Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL) chief executive

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    How Ships Reduce Exhaust Emission Pollution

How Ships Reduce Exhaust Emission Pollution

  Somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea, a lone sailor sits on a ship’s ventilator head, with elbows resting on the gunwale (upper edge on the ship’s side) as he contemplates

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    Slipway Tradesman  Continues Role At 67

Slipway Tradesman Continues Role At 67

Sixty- seven- year-old Manueli Duru is one of the experienced tradesmen at the Walu Bay- based slipway, Marine Industrial and Structural Engineering Limited (MISEL). He has a wealth of hands

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    More Than Just Shipping Services

More Than Just Shipping Services

Local inter-island ferry service provider Goundar Shipping Limited (GSL) has gone an extra mile by offering more than just shipping services. The company has teamed up with a team of

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    Operators Hopes For Urgent Review On Freight Rates

Operators Hopes For Urgent Review On Freight Rates

Inter-island ferry operator Victoria Marine Limited hopes that a review on freight rates for cargoes on franchise trips be considered soon. Speaking to Sun Shipping, company general manager shipping Captain

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Lomaiviti Princess IV Ready For Service

  Lomaiviti Princess IV Ready For Service

The MV Lomaiviti Princess IV will resume its normal Suva-Savusavu-Taveuni run after five months out of service. This was after

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Goundar Shipping Crew to Bring Back $5M Vessel

  Goundar Shipping Crew to Bring Back $5M Vessel

Crew members of Goundar Shipping Limited (GSL) are all geared towards bringing in their fifth vessel – the MV Lomaiviti

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MSAF Continues To Ensure Safety Of Marine Environment

  MSAF Continues To Ensure Safety Of Marine Environment

The oil extraction and recovery operation on the MV Southern Phoenix had been completed earlier this year by salvage company,

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Crew Expand Knowledge Within Company Operations

  Crew Expand Knowledge Within Company Operations

A local inter-island ferry service provider has invested in its crew by promoting in house development about the company’s operations. South

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FPCL Officers Undertake Chinese Language Training

  FPCL Officers Undertake Chinese Language Training

The Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPCL) continues to commit itself towards enhancing service delivery to its customers. And in a

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Operation To Promote Safety, Security At Port Mua-i-Walu

  Operation To Promote Safety, Security At Port Mua-i-Walu

Drug traffickers use local ports as a route to transport their illegal goods, says Police Director of Operations Senior Superintendent

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Lone Female Cadet Braves All Odds

  Lone Female Cadet Braves All Odds

Salesa Likunicagibula is the only female cadet working on board the MV Brianna, an inter-island vessel of Victoria Marine Limited.

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Youthful Mistakes, They Deserve A Second Chance

  Youthful Mistakes, They Deserve A Second Chance

Mahesa Abeynayake Head of Quality/ Consultant Marine Engineering Fiji Maritime Academy Last week I met a teenager, a son of

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Savusavu Jetty To Undergo Major Facelift

  Savusavu Jetty To Undergo Major Facelift

  The Fiji Roads Authority (FRA) has appointed a design consultant to design a repair solution for the Savusavu jetty

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Shabach Hopes To Learn From The Best Tradesmen

  Shabach Hopes To Learn From The Best Tradesmen

  It’s quite familiar to see young people learning from experienced tradesmen at mechanical workshops. John Shabach, 23, who is

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Tenacious, Britain’s Largest Operational Wooden Ship Here

  Tenacious,  Britain’s Largest  Operational Wooden Ship Here

Tenacious, the largest wooden tall ship built in Britain in the past 100 years, is in the country, causing excitement

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Grace Shipping laments loss, blaming jetty conditions

  Grace Shipping laments loss, blaming jetty conditions

  Northern shipping operator, Grace Shipping and Landlords, claims that the deteriorating condition of the Natuvu jetty in Vanua Levu

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FPTL Boosts Productivity, Efficiency With New Machinery

  FPTL Boosts Productivity,  Efficiency With New Machinery

  The Fiji Ports Terminal Limited (FPTL) continues to strive for excellence by lifting its standard of services, safety and

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Savusavu Jetty Needs Urgent Fix: Goundar

  Savusavu Jetty Needs Urgent Fix: Goundar

A  local ship operator has called on authorities to look into the current state of the Savusavu Jetty in Vanua

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MISEL Slipway Hopes To Improve Machinery At Workshop Soon

  MISEL Slipway Hopes To Improve Machinery At Workshop Soon

In a bid to improve their productivity and deliver timely service, the Walu Bay-based slipway, Marine Industrial Structural Engineering Limited

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Stakeholders Contribute To Maritime Labour Law Consultations

  Stakeholders Contribute To Maritime Labour Law Consultations

A consultation was recently held at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport headquarters in a bid to enable stakeholders to

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FPCL Represented At World Ports Conference

  FPCL Represented At World Ports Conference

Enabling Trade, Energising the World was the theme of the 30th International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) World Ports

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Goundar Eyes Foreign Skilled Labour

  Goundar Eyes Foreign Skilled Labour

Local shipping operator George Goundar is looking to recruit   skilled foreign seafarers to work on ships. Goundar Shipping Limited (GSL)

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Victoria Marine Confirms Yasawa, Lau Trips

  Victoria Marine Confirms Yasawa, Lau Trips

Victoria Marine Limited has confirmed its first franchise trip for early September. Company operations manager, Pita Colamoto said its vessels,

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Ferry Operator Awaits Franchise Approval

  Ferry Operator Awaits Franchise Approval

MV Uluinabukelevu operator, Valesasa Transport Company Limited, is awaiting confirmation on the franchise shipping schedules for September. The MV Uluinabukelevu

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