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Waterfront Update

It has been another exciting week at the waterfront. I was not expecting to like ship watching but to my surprise, I’ve begun to really enjoy it and look forward
03 Dec 2014 00:00
Waterfront Update

It has been another exciting week at the waterfront. I was not expecting to like ship watching but to my surprise, I’ve begun to really enjoy it and look forward to it now.

After seeing the Ship last week, I did not think it could get any better but I was proved wrong. If you have been to the Suva Bus Stand, you would definitely see the amazing Cruise Liners that have arrived at our shores in the past week, one almost every other day.

December 02

Yesterday Cruise Liner Sun Princess arrived at the Port of Suva. She has a gross tonnage of 77,441 tons with a total of 851 crew members. The liner left yesterday to berth at Savusavu.

December 01

The new month began with the arrival of Papuan Chief V132. She is a general cargo vessel with a total of 21 crew members. The vessel has a gross tonnage of 10,350 tons and is still at the Port of Suva.

November 30

Cruise liner M/S Rhapsody of the sea V157809 arrived at the Port of Suva.  She has capacity of 2184 and 787 total crew members. She has previously berth at the Port of Suva four times. The Liner next berthed at the Port of Lautoka. She was the biggest cruise liner built in 1997.

November 29

This day we had the Liloa arrive at the Port of Suva. She is a general Cargo container vessel and is no stranger to our ports. She has berth at our ports previously four times. She left on November 28 to Auckland.

We also had the Anatolia Pacific arriving. The vessel has a total gross tonnage of 2994 tons. She was built in 2005 and she a Oil and Chemical Tanker.

November 28

Yet another cruise liner arrived. The Carnival Spirit; she has a total of 961 crew members. She has a capacity of 2.214 passengers with the speed of 22 knots.

The gross tonnage is 85,900 GT. The Carnival Spirit has a total of 12 decks.

A general cargo vessel, Shenking, also arrived. The vessel has a total of 25,483 gross tonnages and 27 crew members. She last berthed at Los Angeles and left Fiji for Brisbane.

November 26

The newly-built Wulin arrived with a gross tonnage of 25000 tons. She was built in 2014 in China; the Bulk carrier is owned and managed by the China Navigation – Singapore.

On the same day, we had a cruise liner, the Celebrity Century arrive at the Port of Suva. She has a gross tonnage of 1814 tons.

With a length of 815ft, beam 105.6ft and draught of 25 ft. she has a cruise speed of 21.5kts. The boat was built in 1995.

A regular to our Port – the Nanchang arrived with 23 crew members. She is a container ship cargo with gross tonnage of 16,800.

November 25

The Bougainville arrived at the Port of Suva. She has a total gross tonnage of 29980 tons with deadweight of 50626 tons. She was built in 2013 and has the length of 183 meters by 32.2 meters Breadth.

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