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Christmas At Home For Crews

  Liahona II  engineer, Leone Vakatawabai from Nasigatoka Village, Namosi, will be spending this Christmas at home. He said last year he spent Christmas at Kadavu on board the Liahona
14 Dec 2016 11:00
Christmas At Home For Crews
MV Liahona II at Port Mua-i-Walu

 

Liahona II  engineer, Leone Vakatawabai from Nasigatoka Village, Namosi, will be spending this Christmas at home.

He said last year he spent Christmas at Kadavu on board the Liahona I.

“I’m really happy that I’ll be at home this Christmas and thanks to my bosses,” he said.

The vessel cook, who gave his name as Jim only said last year he was with Mr Vakatawabai in Kadavu on the Liahona I.

This Christmas, he will be at Pilling Road, Nasinu with his family.

Brighton Holdings Ltd T/A South Island Shipping Services has confirmed that all their crew would be spending Christmas with their families.

“Our two vessels, MV Liahona I and MV Liahona II will rest so that the crews enjoy Christmas with their families,” operations manager, Ben Cavu said.

The MV Liahona II left yesterday for Kadavu East and will be there till December 14.

On December 15, it will go on its trip top Lower Southern Lau and will be back on December 18.

For passengers to Kadavu East, they should be ready as the boat leaves Port Muaiwalu on December 20 and will leave for its last Christmas trip to Kadavu West on December 22. It will be back at Port Muaiwalu on December 24.

According to Mr Cavu, the MV Liahona II is licenced to carry 310 persons and is equipped with all new life saving apparatus fully outfitted in Korea together with brand new firefighting equipment.

“This includes fire extinguishers, hoses, B/A sets and fireman suits which were all surveyed and certified in Busan.”

The vessel has two spacious accommodations, the one below originally designed to cater for 200 passengers.

The new passenger accommodation he adds has a capacity to handle over 100 persons comfortably but they have kept the passenger numbers down to 300 to allow more room for people to move around.

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