Sea Transport

Tongan ferry in Fiji after cracks found

Tongan ferry in Fiji after cracks found

Close inspection of the 520 ton MV ‘Otuangaofa found cracks were inside a ballast tank that needs dry dock maintenance in Fiji. Matangi Tonga reports the CEO of the Friendly Islands Shipping Agency, Vaka'utapola Vi, saying that the cracks were due to localised stress. He said the bow and the stern were the most highly-stressed […]

Tonga's MV 'Otu Anga'ofa runs aground

Tonga's MV 'Otu Anga'ofa runs aground

The Friendly Islands ferry, MV ‘Otu Motu Anga’ofa ran aground while trying to exit the Pasivulangi Harbour Thursday 30 April but causing no reported damage or casualties.   FISA said the ferry hit a rock and its bow grounded taking it 10 minutes to pull itself off and returned to shore. It said the hull […]

King names newly acquired MV Niuvakai

King names newly acquired MV Niuvakai

The King of Tonga, Tupou VI has officially named FISA's newly aquired Niuvakai vessel in Nuku'alofa today. FISA (Friendly Island Shipping Agency)  said the 35 year-old vessel "is a well-maintained and versatile small multi-purpose island supply ship, perfectly fit for transportation of bulk cargo of agricultural produce and bulk livestock in inter-island and outer island […]