Lomaiviti Princess 1 on its way to Suva
January 15, 2020 4:27 pm
Goundar Shipping Limited says its vessel Lomaiviti Princess 1 is on it’s way to Suva after having earlier today developed mechanical problems.
The ship was on it’s way to Suva from Kadavu when it ran into trouble.
GSL says the boat is back on normal power and should be in Suva around mid-night.
Earlier, Lomaiviti Princess 1 is reported to be drifting in the Kadavu waters this evening.
The passenger onboard Bai Whippy told FBC News the ship departed Kavala at around 5pm today bound for Suva.
According to Whippy, the ship faced mechanical problems two hours after leaving Kadavu and is currently drifting.
He stated over 100 passengers and crew members are on board and no reports of injuries have been received so far.
Whippy adds most passengers are concerned about their safety at sea, particularly with the Tropical Cyclone alert now in force for the group.
It is believed the crew members are trying to make contact with the relevant authorities in Suva requesting assistance.