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MV Brianna explores new route

  Victoria Marine Limited-owned vessel, MV Brianna has extended its services from its normal government franchise routes. Company manager shipping, Captain Pita Sadrugu confirmed yesterday that they will venture to
09 Mar 2016 09:00
MV Brianna explores new route
MV Brianna at Port Mua-I-Walu. Photo: Luisa Qiolevu

 

Victoria Marine Limited-owned vessel, MV Brianna has extended its services from its normal government franchise routes.

Company manager shipping, Captain Pita Sadrugu confirmed yesterday that they will venture to serve the northern parts of the Lau Group, an additional route.

Currently, the government-awarded franchise route for this vessel is the South Lau and that includes, Vanuavatu, Nayau, Lakeba, Oneata, Moce, Komo, Namuka and Kabara.

“Our services remain normal, but we have our new plans which are to travel the northern parts of Lau.”

“Our service is under government’s franchise shipping system which is to travel only to routes insisted to us by the Government. But now, we have extended our services and that is to travel the northern parts of Lau Group.”

Captain Sadrugu said they have already made a trip to the northern Lau once, which was before the severe Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“We took some building materials and groceries along with 46 passengers during our first tip and we have already made plans on having that run again.

“We can confirm that we will be leaving for the second northern Lau trip on the 14th of this month,” Captain Sadrugu said.

“This is usually a slack period for us where we usually have a minimum of 30 to 40 passengers instead of our 265 passengers’ maximum capacity.

“The tonnes of delivery we carry on board our vessel depend mainly on the cargo brought in by our passengers and it’s mostly 100 tonnes and more,” he said.

The ship will be leaving for its normal southern Lau trip this afternoon at 2pm.

 

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