3 Jul 2019

Fiji inter-island ferry seized by maritime authorities

11:08 am on 3 July 2019

Maritime authorities in Fiji have seized the ships of one of the country's interisland ferry companies.

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji.

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji. Photo: RNZ / Jamie Tahana

Goundar Shipping Limited provides shipping services to most of Fiji's outer islands.

The Fiji Maritime Authority said the company had failed to comply with safety and environmental regulations.

The authority's acting chief executive, Philip Hill, said Goundar Shipping has had more than a year to comply with the regulations.

With the deadline having passed yesterday, he said the company's been ordered to stop operating its vessels.