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New Jetty To Accommodate Cruise Ships

The new $2.6 million jetty at Yasawa-i-rara is able to accommodate vessels with a draft of up to five metres. This feature is an added bonus to the islanders who
11 Nov 2015 10:02
New Jetty To Accommodate Cruise Ships
The new $2.6 million jetty at Yasawa-i-rara.

The new $2.6 million jetty at Yasawa-i-rara is able to accommodate vessels with a draft of up to five metres. This feature is an added bonus to the islanders who can now expect to receive port calls by cruise ships– boosting economic activity on the island.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama who officially re-opened the jetty last week said the jetty spans 125 metres with a jetty head and landing area of 72 square metres.
“So at last we can get vessels of a substantial size to berth at Yasawa-i-rara again.
“Not only will that ease your journeys to and from the mainland but it will also enable cruise ships to visit the island again and provide you with a source of income,” Mr Bainimarama said.
The PM said a lot of effort was done to strengthen the structure of the new jetty to better withstand the exposed conditions on this stretch of coastline.
He acknowledged both the construction team from Pacific Marine and Civil Solutions and the design engineers from MWH Fiji.
The old jetty was damaged by a huge storm in 2010 when it was in its early stages of construction. Two years later, Cyclone Evan completed destroyed the jetty and much of the island’s infrastructure.



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