CNMI inter-island ferry finally arrives

3:13 pm on 21 March 2016

The Northern Marianas on Saturday finally welcomed the arrival of the MV Luta with the 45 metre craft docking in Rota.

The ship can carry a mixed load of cargo and passengers to a total weight of 500 tonnes.

The governor Ralph Torres flew to the southernmost island to welcome the boat.

The Luta, which cost US$1.6 million, is expected to carry passengers, agricultural goods, and other consumer items between the CNMI islands and Guam.