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Cargo from sunken MV Southern Phoenix removed

January 21, 2019 4:21 pm
Maritime Safety Authority chief executive, Captain Philip Hill

Pacific Towing Company has completed the removal of cargo from the sunken MV Southern Phoenix at the Suva Harbor and even located some on the sea bed.

Maritime Safety Authority chief executive, Captain Philip Hill says now they have progressed to the cutting up of the vessel.

Captain Hill adds this will help the vessel re-float so it can be taken to the scuttling position.

“There is an approved position outside the harbor beyond the 1000 meter contour depth and that is where part of the ship – that cannot be taken for recycling or to the rubbish dump at Naboro are to be dumped.”

Meanwhile Captain Hill says Pacific Towing is facing delays in getting the removal cargo approved by the responsible authorities.

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