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Capitaine Wallis To Be Out Of Service As Vessel Undergoes Further Repairs In Fiji

Cargo ship Capitaine Wallis may be spending a significant amount of time out of service as the vessel undergoes further repairs in Fiji. The vessel had encountered main engine problems
30 Mar 2022 19:00
Capitaine Wallis To Be Out Of Service As Vessel Undergoes Further Repairs In Fiji
Cargo ship Captaine Wallis berth in Suva harbour on March 29, 2022. The vessel is currently undergoing further repairs in Fiji. Photo: Ronald Kumar

Cargo ship Capitaine Wallis may be spending a significant amount of time out of service as the vessel undergoes further repairs in Fiji.

The vessel had encountered main engine problems while on route between Fiji and Tuvalu earlier this month. Neptune and Pacific Direct Line (NPDL) stated that after several airfreight delays, parts for the repairs arrived in Fiji from Europe on Monday 21st.

 

Repairs
However, after installation and trials in Fiji, the vessel departed Suva late on Monday.

“Regrettably after reaching full sea speed a short time into the voyage these parts failed resulting in significant further issues.”

“The vessel has returned to Suva where analysis and sourcing of alternate parts are ongoing.”

 

“Given the opening of the Fijian borders we have sent technical superintendents to Fiji.”

“The time the vessel will be out of operation is yet undetermined, however early advice indicates a potential for a significant amount of time out of service.”

“We are fully aware that much of the cargo is urgent and it is critical to be delivered to final destinations as soon as physically possible.” NPDL stated.

NPDL stated that changes to Capitaine Wallis vessel rotations will be confirmed.

 

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