Fiji Time: 8:38 AM on Monday 29 August

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Grace period registration picks up

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, April 18, 2014

THE Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji (MSAF) has so far registered about 100 fishing and private boats on Vanua Levu.

The authority's Labasa compliance and enforcement officer, Joji Vulakoro, yesterday said boat owners were trickling in to register during the grace registration period.

"The period ends on September 5 and those owners coming in now to register are paying their registration at a low cost," Mr Vulakoro said.

"The owners are required to have a boat master licence, necessary safety gear such as life jackets, flares, flotation devices, and fire extinguishers and also register their boats in order to operate legally in our waters.

"Those who will come in after the grace period will be paying a higher fee and if they are caught operating illegally, they are likely to be penalised.

"Our team in Suva are drafting the penalties for those boat owners caught operating illegally after the grace period."

Mr Vulakoro said the grace period was introduced last year to allow owners to register with MSAF.








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 0.63900.6200
JPY 50.424247.4242
GBP 0.37370.3657
EUR 0.43830.4263
NZD 0.68420.6512
AUD 0.65260.6276
USD 0.49640.4794

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th August 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mata signs new deal
  2. Violence stops TISI Sangam annual meeting
  3. Man dead, four hospitalised after road accident
  4. Students wait
  5. Vou group wows crowd, scoops award
  6. Ravouvou makes Auckland debut
  7. Ambulance involved in road accident
  8. Epi crowned North queen
  9. Contractor to do finishing touch ups
  10. BOG: Lautoka records third straight win

Top Stories this Week

  1. Mata signs new deal Sunday (28 Aug)
  2. Wong helps Rawaca get a gold medal Friday (26 Aug)
  3. 1 charged, 2 under probe for break-in Thursday (25 Aug)
  4. Taliga eyes Tokyo Tuesday (23 Aug)
  5. 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurs in Fiji Monday (22 Aug)
  6. Veremalua gets help from Ryan on overseas contract Saturday (27 Aug)
  7. 7s top job Tuesday (23 Aug)
  8. Police escort fan away Monday (22 Aug)
  9. 'Ryan a loss' Tuesday (23 Aug)
  10. Ryan may return Friday (26 Aug)