Goundar Shipping commissions new inter-island vessel

Goundar Shipping managing director George Goundar with staff of the new Lomaiviti Princess VIII in Suva today, . Picture: VILIMAINA NAQELEVUKI

GOUNDAR Shipping commissioned its latest addition to its fleet – the Lomaiviti VIII┬áin Suva today.

The new vessel, acquired from Japan at about $2.2million, will service the Natovi-Nabouwalu route.

“We’re hoping to get the ship operational by the end of this month,” managing director George Goundar said.

“We’re just going to do a bit of modification for the comfort of the passengers,” he added.
 

Goundar Shipping commissioned it's new vessel Lomaiviti

Goundar Shipping commissioned it's new vessel Lomaiviti VIII today. It will service the Natovi-Nabouwalu route. The new vessel was acquired from Japan at a cost of $2.2million dollars. Video by Vilimaina Naqelevuki

Posted by Fiji Times Online on Wednesday, June 19, 2019

He said the vessel could cater for 500 passengers.

According to Mr Goundar, the vessel is universal and is about 60m in length and can travel up to a speed of 15 knots.

 

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