9 Mar 2018

Ferry service planned for Wallis and Futuna

11:50 am on 9 March 2018

Plans are afoot in Wallis and Futuna to establish a ferry service between the two islands.

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Photo: AFP

The public broadcaster said there had been a long-standing demand by the public to increase capacity.

To date the link is assured by a Twin Otter aircraft.

The report said the government would discuss acquiring or leasing a vessel to provide a monthly crossing.

One option being considered is using the ship servicing Tokelau.

Projections showed that travel costs could be cut by about a third.

The travel time is estimated to be about nine hours.