The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji has appointed its own Investigator who will conduct its investigation into the incident that occurred on the MV Liahona II last Friday after the ship had lost its ramp on its voyage to Kadavu.
This was confirmed by MSAF Acting CEO -Captain Philip Hill.
The ship was carrying 121 Passengers and 10 Crew members when the incident occurred.
“The MV Liahona has returned to Walu Bay on Tuesday afternoon at around 6pm, the vessel returned safely and they are currently undergoing the reconstruction of a new ramp, however MSAF has already appointed an investigator who will conduct investigation on the incident that’s where we are at the moment. The vessel has not been given clearance to sail until the ramp has been rectified”
Hill has once again emphasized the need for safety measures to be taken for all passengers on board any ship.