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Levuka Passage Has Two Navigational Bouys

Two Atlantic-2600 Sealite Marine Navigational Buoys have been installed at the Levuka Passage in Ovalau. This was confirmed by the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji chief executive officer (CEO) John
01 Feb 2017 10:15
Levuka Passage Has Two Navigational Bouys

Two Atlantic-2600 Sealite Marine Navigational Buoys have been installed at the Levuka Passage in Ovalau.

This was confirmed by the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji chief executive officer (CEO) John Tunidau.

Mr Tunidau said, this was completed with assistance from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

According to Mr Tunidau, aids to Navigation (AToN) equipment in Levuka sustained significant damage after Tropical Cyclone Winston.

“This restoration project was an important step to ensuring ships can navigate safely through the Levuka Passage, keeping passengers and crew safe,” he said.

He said the Marine Navigational Buoys were donated to Fiji by AMSA after TC Winston. They were installed by an expert from AMSA through Marine Industrial Port Engineering Contracting (MIPEC) and transported via the Government ship LCT Sigavou.

Sealite Marine Navigational Buoys are one of the most advanced, rotationally-moulded polyethylene buoys in the world. They are fully self-contained using solar power and environmentally friendly.

The Marine Navigational Buoys also utilise an automatic identification system (AIS) which is a tracking system used for collision avoidance, and a GSM monitoring system.

Mr Tunidau said the installation work was completed on January 27.



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