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Lomaiviti Princess 9 Arrives Today

Lomaiviti Princess 9 is part of the $14million GSL Managing Director George Goundar has budgeted to purchase passenger vessels this year.
19 Jul 2019 15:14
Lomaiviti Princess 9 Arrives Today
Lomaiviti Princess 9 formerly known as MV Narushio will arrive at Port Mua-i-Walu, Suva on July 19, 2019.

Goundar Shipping Limited’s (GSL) fleet is boosted to nine with the arrival of Lomaiviti Princess 9 arrives today, July 19 at Port Mua-i-walu in Suva.

In a statement yesterday GSL said the $2million former Saseko based ferry, Narushio has the capability to transport 500 passengers

Lomaiviti Princess 9 is part of the $14million GSL Managing Director George Goundar has budgeted to purchase passenger vessels this year.

Lomaiviti Princess 7 (formerly Awashwa Line) that had arrived in April and Lomaiviti Princess 8 (formerly known as Azusa) that had arrived early last month had cost GSL more than $5m.

Early last month GSL managing director George Goundar had said that other two vessels were due into the country by August to be in time for the peak Christmas and New Year season.

“Travelling time by sea can be frustrating, that is why we are buying efficient vessels for convenience and time saving,” Mr Goundar had said during the arrival of Lomaiviti Princess 8.

The last Lomaiviti Princess X (10)  is due to arrive next month.

Ferry Narushio is a passenger vessel with a gross tonnage of 645 and deadweight of 264.

Originally registered at Nagasaki in Japan, the length of the vessel is 60.0 metres and width of 13.0 metres.

It was built in 1987.

“Ten of our crew had left Fiji for Japan to get the vessel last month. The vessel is from Nagasaki, Japan,” GSL confirmed.

GSL’s first purchase this year Lomaiviti Princess VII had arrived into Suva from Korea on April 15.

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