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Port Denarau’s Calls For Official Port Of Entry

The owners of the Nadi based Port Denarau Marina are asking government to recognise it as an official Port of Entry for vessels. Port Denarau Marina managing director and chief
22 Dec 2014 10:32
Port Denarau’s Calls For Official Port Of Entry

The owners of the Nadi based Port Denarau Marina are asking government to recognise it as an official Port of Entry for vessels.

Port Denarau Marina managing director and chief executive Nigel Skeggs said: “From our annual marine survey it shows that this is one of the most important changes Government can do to facilitate more yachts while improving the overall experience.

“At present we are a Port of Sufferance which means that clearing here comes at a high cost and is therefore generally restricted to Super Yachts,” he said.

Mr Skeggs said their main concern was the high in the health fees charged and the government can address this issue.

Mr Skeggs said he would certainly welcome any assistance from Government to move this forward.

“We have discussed this at length over the past six years, written submissions and shown the border control agencies how we can make the clearance of vessels easier, safer and more effective but have yet to get any further.”

Meanwhile, there is a provision set up in Vuda Marina as a boarding station but unfortunately due to its size it is unable to clear super yachts.

“It is lucky enough to fall under the Port of Lautoka and this is a great first step and one that has been well utilised by many of our customers this year,” Mr Skeggs concluded.

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