The Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport, Disaster Management and Meteorological Services in consultation with relevant maritime stakeholders wishes to recommend the following on all inter-island shipping movements.
- SMALL CRAFTS AND YACHTS
small crafts that intend to travel carrying important provisions between Viti
Levu and closer islands – please call Maritime Surveillance Centre (MSC) on
3315380 and notify the centre on their travel intentions. The following
information must be conveyed:
Name of Boat Captain;
Name and Number of Crew (Max of 3);
Departure and Destination Point;
MSAF Issued Boat Number; and
further clarifications and queries, please do not hesitate to contact Fiji Navy
on 9904618 or 7356367.
FISHING RELATED ACTIVITIES
Please note that fishing for subsistence
and commercial purposes will be allowed during the curfew hours, as long as
fishermen leave their home ports well-before curfew hours.
For any fishing related activities and
clarifications, please contact Ministry of Fisheries on 9966745 or on email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AND CONVENTIONAL VESSELS
For enquiries about any services provided by
Ro-Ro & Conventional Vessels servicing the economical and uneconomical
routes, please contact the Director of Transport – Ms. Faranisese Kinivuwai on
or call on 9983245/ 3389717.
Furthermore, the following steps must be taken by all shipping and truck
operators are to allow trucks and drivers to embark.
operators are to keep a register of details for all drivers who board the
drivers are to wear Personal Protective Equipment at all times.
operators are to discourage crew members from unnecessarily disembarking at
ports and jetties and socialising at these points.
inter-island shipping, shipping operators and crew are to offload cargo and
freight at a designated location on the jetty or port.
can now move with their vehicles and deliver in outlying islands.
and vessel operators are to ensure that proper screening takes place by filling
in the necessary form.
of the public collecting freight are to collect from this point, practicing
social distancing. They are not to board the vessel under any circumstances.
turaga ni koros to liaise with Itaukei Affairs for further information.