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MV Tongiaki was warmly welcomed by the people of Vava’u and Ha’apai during her maiden voyage.

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 15/01/2018

Hundreds of people on the island of Vava’u welcomed the first arrival of the MV Tongiaki on Saturday afternoon with her passengers.

 

The MV Tongiaki departed from Tongatapu on Saturday morning and travelled via Ha’apai.

 

The people of Ha’apai were  excited to witness the MV Tongiaki at the Taufa’ahau wharf.

 

The scheduled for her maiden voyage was to return on the same day but due to very rough seas the MV Tongiaki had to spend the rest of the weekend in Vava’u.

 

This morning, the MV Tongiaki returned with more than 80 passengers .

 

The navigation is led by Capt. Tevita Mafi with crew men.

 

 

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