Vessel operators need to be vigilant: MSAF
January 8, 2019 4:39 pm
MSAF Acting Chief Executive, Captain Philip
The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji is urging all seafarers and commuters to practice safety at sea when heading out into the maritime islands in this busy period.
MSAF says operators need to be mindful of passengers who bought their tickets and were bound to travel to the islands prior to TC Mona.
The Authority says that these passengers should be on the priority list.
MSAF Acting Chief Executive, Captain Philip Hill says they will continue their operations until the end of this month.
This is to cater for the back to school season.
We will continue to monitor all loading’s and definitely we will make sure that there are no overloading and all the masters understand the operation that we have been carrying out through the festive season.
MSAF is urging the public to be aware of their safety requirements and for vessel operators to be vigilant on the issues of overcrowding and overloading.