vessel owners in the Western Division now have easier access to registration services.
The opening of the refurbished Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji offices in Lautoka and Nadi allows for vessel owners to access services in a more customer-friendly environment.
MSAF boss Neale Slack said capable and qualified staff members were manning the Western offices.
"Since we started decentralising services the majority of staff only have two locations to look after Lautoka and Suva," he said.
"With a larger and high-tech office, there are four regional officers, three surveyors, a qualifications and licensing officer and also a finance person to deliver any service that people need without referring to anyone.
"We have the IT infrastructure to support communications with all other offices around Fiji."