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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.








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