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MV Tongiaki officially commissioned by His Majesty

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 12/01/2018

 

His Majesty commissioned the newest vessel in town the MV Tongiaki this afternoon at the Nuku’alofa Harbor.

 

His Grace – King Tupou VI  took a royal tour in the MV Tongiaki and Capt. Tevita Mafi took the lead with other crew in navigating.

 

Their Chairman of the FISA Board – Steve Edwards spoke more of the initiative.

 

The MV Tongiaki is the third vessel operated by the Friendly Island Shipping Agency – FISA.

 

It was bought at a price of about 7 million pa’anga with the purpose to enable faster sea transportation for the people in Tongatapu and the outer islands.

 

MV Tongiaki will also operate regionally for neighboring countries such as Samoa and Fiji.

 

Her first maiden trip will be tomorrow morning at 6am to Ha’apai and Vava’u and return in the evening.

 

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