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Ports Busy In Coming Weeks

Two of Fiji’s major ports, Suva and Lautoka will be busy in the coming weeks as the companies prepare for the festive season. This was confirmed to the Fiji Sun
16 Nov 2016 11:00
Ports Busy In Coming Weeks
LIMASSOL IMO: 9371919 MMSI: 210203000 Call Sign: C4VE2 Flag: Cyprus [CY] AIS Vessel Type: Cargo – Hazard A (Major) Gross Tonnage: 5338 Deadweight: 7660 t Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 117m × 19.74m Year Built: 2007 Status: Active

Two of Fiji’s major ports, Suva and Lautoka will be busy in the coming weeks as the companies prepare for the festive season.

This was confirmed to the Fiji Sun by Carpenters Shipping Services and Pacific Agencies.

They said their vessels would come to both ports.

Early this week, cargo vessels Limassol berthed at Suva Port and Limassol berthed at Lautoka.

Tomu Raturaga of Carpenters Shipping said Limassol was in Suva for a day and left for Vancouver, Canada on November 13.

When asked about the arrival of other cargo vessels, he said – “Not for this week but next week, yes.”

Pacific Agencies port agent Nicholas Chandra said cargo vessel Ngankin was in Lautoka.

He said he had not received any update for the arrival of other vessels.

For this week he confirmed none of their ships would be at Suva Port.

As for Carpenters Shipping, a cruise ship Voyager of the Seas which they are its agents, arrived at Suva Port on Monday with more than 3000 Passengers. “It came from New Caledonia,” he said.

It has 1200 crews.

The cruise ship after a day in Suva went to Lautoka Port and from there it would sail to Vanuatu.

According to Wikipedia  in 1999, when Royal Caribbean’s 3,114-passenger Voyager of the Seas entered service as the largest cruise ship in the world, it was heralded as the most revolutionary vessel ever built, forever changing the world of cruising with such never-before-seen features as an ice skating rink/TV studio/concert arena, rock-climbing wall, in-line skating track, horizontal atrium (now known as the Royal Promenade), and inside cabins with a view.

The ship underwent an $80-million refit in October 2014, adding several other signature facilities, such as a FlowRider surfing simulator, “virtual balconies” on inside cabins, 3D movies and several new dining options.

 



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