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Derelict MV Sea Love Removed

The derelict MV Sea Love, a former cargo and passenger vessel which belongs to Seaview Shipping Limited,had been successfully removed on Monday. The vessel was partly submerged between Government Shipping
03 May 2017 11:00
Derelict MV Sea Love Removed
The remains of the sunken Sea Love opposite the Mua-i-Walu Port put on the Government Jetty, Walu Bay by the Dredging Solution Company before it is taken to a scrap metal company. Photo: Roneel Karthik

The derelict MV Sea Love, a former cargo and passenger vessel which belongs to Seaview Shipping Limited,had been successfully removed on Monday.

The vessel was partly submerged between Government Shipping Services Wharf and Marine Industrial Slipway at Walu Bay.

Fiji Ports Corporation Limited (FPC) chief executive officer, Vajira Piyasena, told SUN Shipping that they would not confirm the cost for the removal, because they were still negotiating with the salvaging company.

Mr Piyasena said, the Dredging Solution Company Limited (DSCL), was awarded the contract as it had the resources and expertise.

“They had successfully removed the wreck,” he said.

He admitted the vessel had cause obstructions and they were happy it was cleared.

Mr Piyasena said it was their duty to remove the derelict in the harbour.

For FPCL he said they were responsible to keep the harbor clear for ship movement.

The DSCL manager, Ilisoni Tuimabualau, said that FPCL tendered $10,000 for the removal of the wreck Sea Love.

He said that they had been informed the remaining wreck has an estimated weight of 11 tonnes.

Mr Tuimabualau said they would take the wreck to a scrap metal company and weigh it again, and if it was over 11 tones then they would make another negotiation with FPCL.

For DSCL, he said belonged to a local Chinese company, located at Holland Street in Suva.

He said they would complete their work by Friday.



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