PHOTO: Construction materials ready to be transported to Ha’apai on MV Niuvakai in May but was told the ferry was leaking. Photo/Tevita Havea (Facebook).
Tonga’s MV Niuvākai has arrived in Fiji for dry dock maintenance, Fiji Sun reported yesterday.
The vessel has been taken out of service in the kingdom after it was found to be leaking.
The government revealed two weeks ago the 36-year-old ferry would only be allowed to travel to Fiji, implying that this would be for maintenance purpose.
The government’s Friendly Island Shipping Agency (FISA) bought the Niuvākai from the Ramanlal brothers in 2014 for about TP$1.5 million.