14 Jan 2019

Efforts to improve petrol in American Samoa

9:20 am on 14 January 2019

The United States Coast Guard is working with the American Samoa government to improve the delivery of petrol to Manu'a in a safer and more efficient manner.

US coast guard boat.

Photo: kelleherphoto/123RF

Up to now 208 litre drums are used to transport fuel to the outer islands but the Coast Guard's Al Blaisdell said they were hoping to use a proper fuel tank which can be lifted by crane on and off boats going to Manu'a.

The capacity of the fuel tank is more than 3,800 litres.

This should ensure a steady supply of petrol for the Manu'a islands.