Goundar Shipping Limited

Shine A Light: Goundar And The Filipino Seafarers Case
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Shine A Light: Goundar And The Filipino Seafarers Case

Permanent Secretary Osea Cawaru said this while responding to questions sent to the ministry by Shine a Light.

Goundar Invests $3M In Ellington
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Goundar Invests $3M In Ellington

The achievement followed four years of searching for land in the vicinity, he said.

Shipping Tycoon Says Levuka And Rakiraki Are Place To Visit
SUNBIZ

Shipping Tycoon Says Levuka And Rakiraki Are Place To Visit

He is the managing director of Goundar Shipping Limited owning 10 passenger vessels that service the local waters, m...

Goundar, South Island, Dispute Liahona Damage
SHIPPING

Goundar, South Island, Dispute Liahona Damage

Despite a visible dent, broken roof and other damages on inter-island vessel Liahona 1, Goundar Shipping Limited (GS...

Four Idle Ships Cause $1M Loss
SHIPPING

Four Idle Ships Cause $1M Loss

Company managing director, George Goundar, confirmed yesterday that the Lomaiviti Princess II, IV, V and VI vessels ...

Goundar Eyes Solar Panels To Save Money
SHIPPING

Goundar Eyes Solar Panels To Save Money

“The only way I can save fuel consumption is reducing speed while running our usual routes and making sure that th...

Lack Of Crew Cripples Movements For Goundar Shipping
SHIPPING

Lack Of Crew Cripples Movements For Goundar Shipping

“I can’t get qualified seafarers offshore from the Philippines because of this COVID-19,” he said.

Three Ship Companies Service Ovalau
SHIPPING

Three Ship Companies Service Ovalau

Goundar Shipping Limited is next week going to be the third inter-island company to service Ovalau.

Goundar Sells Ships As Scrap
SHIPPING

Goundar Sells Ships As Scrap

He said: “I’m losing passion for shipping now; my interest is dying out because there is so much jealousy and so...

Goundar, Crew Quarantined At Sea After Spending 33 Days In Isolation
NATION

Goundar, Crew Quarantined At Sea After Spending 33 Days In Isolation

Goundar Shipping Limited managing director, George Goundar, and his crew of 12 are currently quarantined at sea afte...

Teachers And Students Stranded Leave 4 Weeks Late
NATION

Teachers And Students Stranded Leave 4 Weeks Late

A teacher who was also on the trip said those in authority should do something to make sure that this does not happe...

Pugan ‘Humble, Honest, Full of Life’
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Pugan ‘Humble, Honest, Full of Life’

Company managing director George Goundar said his uncle was by his side when his shipping business started.

Labour Ministry Tells  Goundar Shipping Limited To Show Proof That There Is A Shortage Of Maritime Workers
SHIPPING

Labour Ministry Tells Goundar Shipping Limited To Show Proof That There Is A Shortage Of Maritime Workers

Goundar Shipping Limited has to prove that there is a shortage of maritime workers to warrant his intention of hirin...

Goundar Flies In Experts For Advice On Fast Ferries
SHIPPING

Goundar Flies In Experts For Advice On Fast Ferries

Goundar Shipping Limited (GSL) managing director hopes to be the first in Fiji to operate such hi-speed passenger ve...

Calls For Long-Term Solutions To Long-Standing Problems
SUNBIZ

Calls For Long-Term Solutions To Long-Standing Problems

“MSAF offers band-aid solutions to this unending problem,” Mr Goundar said.

Give Us Franchise Runs: Liahona II
SHIPPING

Give Us Franchise Runs: Liahona II

‘Government should think of small shipping industry because otherwise, they will die out.’

First Female Master Qutonilaba Ready To Steer Big Vessels
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First Female Master Qutonilaba Ready To Steer Big Vessels

Deck Watch Rating Officer Sainimere Qutonilaba is still smiling after she re­ceived her Class 3 Watch Keeper near C...

Never Give Up On Your Dreams Says Sefeti
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Never Give Up On Your Dreams Says Sefeti

"Being a seafarer is not an easy job because it needs dedication and commitment with a lot of days out at sea. Life ...

Goundar Shipping Sacks 15 Crew Members In A Single Week For Being Allegedly Drunk, High While On Duty
SHIPPING

Goundar Shipping Sacks 15 Crew Members In A Single Week For Being Allegedly Drunk, High While On Duty

‘To fire that many people in one week is our loss. When we fire them then other shipping companies hire them.’

Adhere To Schedule, Hill Tells Ship Owners, Says MSAF
SHIPPING

Adhere To Schedule, Hill Tells Ship Owners, Says MSAF

MSAF is calling on local ship operators to adhere to their berthing and departure schedules to avoid congestions at ...

Ellington Wharf Saga: Show Us Documents, Says Goundar Shipping
SHIPPING

Ellington Wharf Saga: Show Us Documents, Says Goundar Shipping

Goundar Shipping Limited (GSL) is demanding that Patterson Brothers Shipping Limited shows ownership documents follo...

Goundar Gets Green Light To Operate From Ellington Wharf
SHIPPING

Goundar Gets Green Light To Operate From Ellington Wharf

“I want to thank Goundar Shipping Limited for providing us the opportunity. Opportunities have been given to you w...

Ellington Wharf Closed, Operations Now On Hold
SHIPPING

Ellington Wharf Closed, Operations Now On Hold

Goundar Shipping Limited’s intention to operate from Ellington Wharf in Rakiraki is on hold.

Goundar’s Trial Runs From Ellington, Natovi Jetties Eye West Travellers
SHIPPING

Goundar’s Trial Runs From Ellington, Natovi Jetties Eye West Travellers

“For me, I look at the service and I don’t believe in competition. We hope to meet the standard of what the pass...

Four Lomaiviti Princess Vessels Yet to be Passed
Budget 2019

Four Lomaiviti Princess Vessels Yet to be Passed

Mr Goundar had purchased four vessels this year; Lomaiviti Princess 6 was bought for $2.2 million, Lomaiviti Princes...

Goundar Shipping Limited  To Send Staff Overseas For High Speed Ferries Training
SHIPPING

Goundar Shipping Limited To Send Staff Overseas For High Speed Ferries Training

“I have talked to the chief executive officer of the Fiji Roads Authority and he is on board with it and he will b...

MV Ohana, Lomaiviti Princess IX Await Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji Green Light
SHIPPING

MV Ohana, Lomaiviti Princess IX Await Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji Green Light

Ohana is expected to service the Natovi to Nabouwalu route twice in a day while Westerland will service Natovi to Sa...

Goundar Plans To Spend $24M On Vessels, $14M On High Speed Ferries
SHIPPING

Goundar Plans To Spend $24M On Vessels, $14M On High Speed Ferries

The third of the four vessels he is buying this year arrived over the weekend. He has set a budget of $10m to buy th...

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