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Boost for seafarers

Salaseini Moceiwai
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SEA patrol on Rabi Island, Vanua Levu, is expected to be further strengthened with the arrival of a new boat to service the area.

The boat, given by the Fisheries Department, will not only be used by the fisheries officials but also by the villagers.

Acting principal fisheries officer northern Joji Vakawaletabua said this was another positive move by the department to assist rural people.

"The boat is expected to be delivered to the island soon. Apart from just helping the fisheries officer there with transportation, the boat can also be used by the villagers for sea patrol," Mr Vakawaletabua said.

"Villagers can also use it during emergencies if there are no other boats available.

"It's only proper to send the boat across because the villagers and officials there pay a big amount of money to travel to the mainland."

Mr Vakawaletabua said the boat was also expected to service the neighbouring coastal villagers.

"The department is working towards assisting rural people to help them with their livelihoods."





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