His Majesty King Tupou VI has chosen MV Maui as the name of the second new ferry for ‘Eua.
The US$800,000 ferry will arrive in Tonga from New Zealand before the ‘Eua Agricultural Show in the last week of July.
“The king is expected to launch it during the show”, the Chairman of the ‘Eua Sea Transport Council Sunia Fili said.
The new inter-island vessel comes four years after the Council launched the MV ‘Onemato in 2013.
It was its first project to provide sea transport services for the people of ‘Eua.
The details of the new vessel were not available.