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Work on removal of sunken Southern Phoenix begins

November 12, 2018 4:52 pm

Work on the removal of the sunken Southern Phoenix has begun.

Fiji Ports Corporation Limited Board Chair, Shaheen Ali says the salvaging company has assured them that the work will be completed by the end of this year.

Ali says the owners of the sunken ship are dealing with the company and they hope everything goes according to schedule.

“I hope it goes according to time as it depends on how fast the salvaging company works to get the wreckage out of the bay which is being dealt by the owners of the ship and they are the insurance under righters.”

The vessel is owned by Cruz Holdings Limited.

MV Southern Phoenix had sunk on May 6th, 2017 at the Suva Harbour.

The vessel was expected to leave for Tarawa, Kiribati which was reportedly carrying 183 tonnes of heavy fuel oil in addition to 179 containers of bulk cargo.