Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji

Man Killed In Nabouwalu Boat Accident, Survivor Tells Of Harrowing Ordeal
NATION

Man Killed In Nabouwalu Boat Accident, Survivor Tells Of Harrowing Ordeal

Waisale Savai said the Goundar Shipping inter-island vessel, Joseph P, struck their boat at the break of dawn yester...

Ferry Battle: Captains Suspended, MSAF Investigates
NATION

Ferry Battle: Captains Suspended, MSAF Investigates

This follows the near collision of their vessels MV Ohana and Lomaiviti Princess VIII near the Nabouwalu Jetty in B...

Shocking Scenes At Port Mua-i-Walu In Suva
NEWS

Shocking Scenes At Port Mua-i-Walu In Suva

Amid the COVID-19 health restrictions to prevent the spread of the virus, this photo clearly reflects that Fijians c...

Late Captain Hill Buried At Sea
NEWS

Late Captain Hill Buried At Sea

“My dad was always a cheerful per­son and would never show any sign of pain and tiredness when he comes home from...

Authority Says Spirit Of Love Captain Made Right Decision
SUNBIZ

Authority Says Spirit Of Love Captain Made Right Decision

“The ship master made the right decision in departing from Oinafa when he parted his ropes for the sake of the saf...

Marine Restriction In Place For Southern Lau
NEWS

Marine Restriction In Place For Southern Lau

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji has issued marine clearance for all ships in the Western and Northern Division...

Grace Prasad Shipping Bids For Levuka, Natovi Route
SHIPPING

Grace Prasad Shipping Bids For Levuka, Natovi Route

Shipping company intends to provide passenger services only, not cargo, with reduced, competitive fares.

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 ...

Pumice Menace Hits Parts Of Lau Group
NATION

Pumice Menace Hits Parts Of Lau Group

In some islands in Lau the pumice raft is so thick that people are standing on it. Director Marine Resources Apete S...

MV Liahona II Ramp Fixed, Special Survey To Determine Sail Day
SHIPPING

MV Liahona II Ramp Fixed, Special Survey To Determine Sail Day

While there is no set time for MSAF to carry out the survey, Liahona II owners hope the vessel is given clearance at...

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...

First 200 Passengers For Natovi To Nabouwalu Travel Free On MV Ohana
SHIPPING

First 200 Passengers For Natovi To Nabouwalu Travel Free On MV Ohana

ISL operations manager Manoj Kumar said the free travel was part of management’s celebrating their third inter-isl...

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...

Small Boat Operators Call On Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji For More Awareness
SHIPPING

Small Boat Operators Call On Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji For More Awareness

MSAF stated last week, that the detained boats did not carry safety appliances compulsory for all boats in the count...

No Layoff Of Crew Says Goundar Shipping Director, Close to $1 Million Loss Since Stop Order
SUNBIZ

No Layoff Of Crew Says Goundar Shipping Director, Close to $1 Million Loss Since Stop Order

When asked by Fiji Sun on how much loss incurred since the stop order was issued, he said it was close to $1 million...

Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji And Goundar Shipping Work To Restore Business
SUNBIZ

Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji And Goundar Shipping Work To Restore Business

Personnel from the shipping company have been involved in several meetings over the past few days with staff members...

No Prior Notice Frustrates Maritime Travellers
SHIPPING

No Prior Notice Frustrates Maritime Travellers

“We cannot do much but to accept the decision made by Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji,” he said.

Goundar Shipping Taking Good Care Of Its Workers
SHIPPING

Goundar Shipping Taking Good Care Of Its Workers

According to MSAF acting chief executive officer Captain Philip Hill it has been five years since the SSM regulation...

No Sail! Goundar Shipping Director Claims ‘Dirty Politics’ At Play
NEWS

No Sail! Goundar Shipping Director Claims ‘Dirty Politics’ At Play

“We have a way better SSMS documents than what MSAF want. We have given the documents to MSAF surveyors and it’s...

No Services To Be Provided By Goundar Shipping, As MSAF Will Detain It’s Fleet
SHIPPING

No Services To Be Provided By Goundar Shipping, As MSAF Will Detain It’s Fleet

The public as well as cargo shippers are requested to make travel arrangements with Patterson Brothers Limited and I...

Ships To Be Detained If Companies Do Not Meet Safety System
SUNBIZ

Ships To Be Detained If Companies Do Not Meet Safety System

Goundar Shipping Services is one of the notable companies missing from the list of companies that have not complied ...

MSAF: 10 Shipping Companies Drafts Own Safe Ships Management System
SHIPPING

MSAF: 10 Shipping Companies Drafts Own Safe Ships Management System

The 10 shipping companies have shown suitable level of compliance and will be issued interim document of compliance ...

Shipping Tycoon George Goundar Invests $24 Million Into 9 Passenger Vessels
SHIPPING

Shipping Tycoon George Goundar Invests $24 Million Into 9 Passenger Vessels

“People are saying I am monopolizing the shipping industry in Fiji but to me that is a foul cry from people. They ...

Invasive Species Found In Fiji Waters
NEWS

Invasive Species Found In Fiji Waters

Maritime authority says it is like a small prawn or crayfish, which is almost an inch long.

Piyasena Hopeful Derelict Vessel Owners Will Take Action
SHIPPING

Piyasena Hopeful Derelict Vessel Owners Will Take Action

Mr Piyasena made the comment following the successful removal of the sunken Southern Phoenix from the Suva Harbour l...

Southern Phoenix Cleared From Suva Harbour
NEWS

Southern Phoenix Cleared From Suva Harbour

Approximately $1m alone was spent to mobilise the salvaging equipment by PACTOW to Fiji at the vessel owner’s cost.

MV Liahona II Owner Baivatu Apologises to Passengers
NATION

MV Liahona II Owner Baivatu Apologises to Passengers

Vessel on strict ‘No Sail’ instructions.

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