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Hospital ship for Fiji

August 30, 2015 2:03 am

The government plans to bring in a new vessel next year to replace the decommissioned navigation aid ship, MV Raiyawa.

This will also be a hospital ship.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says this new vessel will benefit communities in the outer islands.

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“This ship will have a multipurpose function – a platform for aids to navigation also doubling up as a hospital ship. These are two critical roles – maintaining safe sea lanes in line with our international obligations and providing our maritime communities with much needed medical services. On this vessel, we’ll able to conduct surgical operations that have only been available in hospitals on the main islands.”

The inclusion of this new boat into the Government Shipping Services fleet will complete its fleet replacement program.

The GSS fleet currently stands at six.

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