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Barge Services Seven Star Island Resort

Laucala Island Resort an ultimate private island hideaway for many celebrities around the world. The seven-star resort has fast become the choice of many business tycoons as well. And for
25 Feb 2015 07:26
Barge Services Seven Star Island Resort
The Qio Ni Laucala .

Laucala Island Resort an ultimate private island hideaway for many celebrities around the world. The seven-star resort has fast become the choice of many business tycoons as well.

And for this private island that lies to the east of Thurston Point on the island of Taveuni, replenishes it supplies to maintain its world class service through its shipping services, the MV Qio ni Laucala.

For many who visited Mua-i-walu Port in Walu Bay would have no clue about the role of the MV Qio ni Laucala, the barge used to transport food supplies, fuel, maintenance equipment and other relevant materials to the island.

Skipper Siga Tuiwai said they travel to and from the island on a weekly basis.

“We leave the island every Sunday and we arrive here on Monday. We lay over for at least two days in order to stock up with supplies and we return to the island either on Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning,” Captain Tuiwai said.

“We are based there on the island so while we are there, we do maintenance work and help out on the island.”

Captain Tuiwai said there are eight crew members and they enjoy working for the island.

“We love it here. It is much better than working in other shipping companies or from our past experiences because the working conditions are very good.”

The barge was brought in specifically to service the island and cater for it needs. The brand new vessel arrived in to the country in 2011 from Malaysia.



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