Shipping services postponed till further notice: MSAF
January 4, 2019 3:35 pm
MSAF Acting Chief Executive Captain Philip Hill
All the shipping services have been postponed until further notice due to the approach of Tropical Cyclone Mona.
This was confirmed by the Maritime Safety Authority as Cyclone Mona intensified into a category 2 system earlier today.
MSAF Acting Chief Executive Captain Philip Hill says there may be a two or three day delay in travel plans of customers but it is important for them to travel safely after the cyclone passes.
“All ships as of yesterday departing from Suva have been postponed. Some of the vessels have been taking shelter also. The last ship that departed from the North was Lomaiviti Princess V which returned yesterday afternoon from Taveuni and now is in Suva this morning.”
Goundar Shipping, Ships Manager, Captain Inoke Ratotodro says their vessels have started bunkering and crew members are taking in their water and rations before sheltering at the harbour.
“All our ships that are supposed to be operating from Suva are in Suva and except LP IV which operates between Taveuni and Natuvu has already gone to shelter today.”
All the small boat users are being advised not to travel through seas until the danger passes.