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Fijian Crew To Bring New Vessel

Fijian crew under the command of local ship captain Inoke Ratotodro, from Koro, Lomaiviti will bring the new Goundar Shipping Limited new vessel – “Car Ferry” to Fiji. Captain Ratotodro,
26 Oct 2016 11:00
Fijian Crew To Bring New Vessel
From Left: Managing director Goundar Shipping Services George Goundar, Engineer Muniappan Naidu, forth from left captain Inoke Ratotodro and engineer Brent Newton inside the new vessel Car Ferry in South Korea yesterday. Photo: George Goundar

Fijian crew under the command of local ship captain Inoke Ratotodro, from Koro, Lomaiviti will bring the new Goundar Shipping Limited new vessel – “Car Ferry” to Fiji.

Captain Ratotodro, two engineers and George Goundar are currently in South Korea and six local crews will join them later.

Speaking from South Korea yesterday, company managing director George Goundar said a total of 10 crews and a staff from the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) would be sailing the new boat from South Korea to Fiji.

“Captain Inoke and the two engineers are now undergoing training here in South Korea and six will arrive next Monday with a MSAF staff,” he said.

All the crews he said would go through sea trial and would also be receiving dry dock training.

In all he said they should undergo a two weeks training.

The MSAF staff he said would carry out the final check and would make sure that changes done in the new vessel were in compliance with the ship requirements in Fiji.

According to Mr Goundar the new vessel should leave South Korea for Fiji on November 10.

Upon arrival, the new vessel will be servicing the route from Natuvu to Lovonivonu in Taveuni.

“It will be making two trips one in the morning and one in the afternoon.”

According to Mr Goundar they had made a request to the Government for a new landing at Lovonivonu to make it easier for the lorries to leave the vessel.

The new route he said would make business easier for businessmen in Labasa, Savusavu and Taveuni.

Mr Goundar said the company had new plans for business in the north but this would be announced at a later date.

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