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Navy Will Revisit Kaiwai Sinking Spot

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces Navy arm will conduct another search of the area where the landing barge Kaiwai sank in Yasawa on November 28. Following its sinking, officer-in-charge
14 Dec 2017 11:00
Navy Will Revisit Kaiwai Sinking Spot
The landing barge Kaiwai.

The Republic of Fiji Military Forces Navy arm will conduct another search of the area where the landing barge Kaiwai sank in Yasawa on November 28.

Following its sinking, officer-in-charge of Navy operations, Lieutenant Commander Timoci Naituva said oil was seen leaking from the spot where the Kaiwai went down.

The barge sank in the early hours resulting in two people losing their lives, one still missing and nine rescued in rough seas off the coast of Bukama on the northern part of Yasawa.

Lieutenant Commander Naituva said the Navy had not been back to check the site and this would be done once one of its vessels based at Lautoka makes a trip to Yasawa.

He said the containment of an oil leak, if there was any, would be monitored by the Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF).

Questions sent to MSAF acting chief executive officer Philip Hill on December 10 for comments still remained unanswered yesterday and several calls made to his mobile were not successful.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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