Fiji Time: 1:54 AM on Wednesday 28 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Need for affordable items

Jone Kalouniviti
Friday, March 14, 2014

SMALL craft owners need an outlet that sells equipment at a reasonable price.

Malolo Island villager Filipe Baleinausori said under the new Maritime Decree 2013, all boats were required to have proper equipment in order to be licensed and certified to carry passengers.

"It would be a great help for us if we can all purchase it at an affordable cost and also in one location rather then going around to buy the flares from one place, than the life jackets and the first aid kit from elsewhere," he said.

Ame Tabaiwalu of Waya Island told this newspaper all boats must have two flare guns which cost about $180, 10 life jackets which cost anywhere between $80 and $100, a water-based first aid kit which also costs $80 to $100, a 1kg fire extinguisher which sells for about $20-$50 and a standard water proof torch normally priced about $80.

"Tools like screwdrivers and ring sets for the engines which will cost around $50 must also be on board," he said.

MSAF media officer Maraia Vavaitamana said they were in the process of procuring the equipment themselves.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65060.6316
JPY 55.571952.5719
GBP 0.38460.3766
EUR 0.43900.4270
NZD 0.68060.6476
AUD 0.65060.6256
USD 0.49300.4760

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th, June, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 20 years for Cokanauto
  2. Robbery turns fatal
  3. 'She can't see beyond politics'
  4. Cokanauto convicted
  5. Youth leader quizzed
  6. Rookie of the Year
  7. Minister challenges scientists at dialogue
  8. Flotsam and Jetsam
  9. Minister encourages public to organise sporting activities
  10. Reddy: Protect children

Top Stories this Week

  1. Cokanauto guilty Monday (26 Jun)
  2. Pastor denies claims Thursday (22 Jun)
  3. 4 dead Thursday (22 Jun)
  4. Media boss in road accident inquiry Thursday (22 Jun)
  5. Kolinisau's plan Sunday (25 Jun)
  6. Ryan option Monday (26 Jun)
  7. Under scrutiny Wednesday (21 Jun)
  8. Skipper selection Sunday (25 Jun)
  9. Umarji walks free Friday (23 Jun)
  10. Don't fear Monday (26 Jun)