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MSAF Staff have dedicated its time and effort to help Goundar Shipping Limited ships and company comply. This have occupied MSAF staff who have other duties to attend to. The incompetence of GSL have made it difficult to fast track compliance. MSAF is currently working with GSL staff for the past 5 days trying to get Lomaiviti Princess V compliant. Remaining ships have not been inspected. ... See MoreSee Less
Hope that good sense will prevail between the two parties and this issue is resolved amicably for the sake of the traveling public and the workers. Thank you MSAF.
Safety is paramount and should never be compromised. MSAF thanks for keeping our shipping service safe.
Vinaka MSAF........GSL you better pull-up your socks and be COMPLIANT.
This is good for the travelling public.
Quality is better than Quantity, having the largest number of ships will not solve the problem.
Calling GSL staff incompetent is not a good sign there will be a good resolution quickly. I pray that for the sake of the travelling public the matter is quickly resolved.
MSAF incompetencies have landed themselves in a situation where their resources are now stretched to its limits needless to say GSL always knew of their noncompliance but did not do anything until they were forced to.Hopefully this fiasco is sorted out once and for all for the safety and convenience of the traveling public and businesses and never entertained again in future.
Take your time MSAF! Everyone of us have had to comply with rules around us. E.g LTA with our vehicles, Fiji Higher Education Commission with our Higher Institutions, Engineering Certificates with our Houses, etc. Do your job well and issue Certificates accordingly.
MSAF no masi polo to gsl if they can't comply with the regulations like the other shipping operators who by the way have complied within the given time frame gsl has no excuse. Gsl is sitting back laughing at the media reports that the islands are running out of food supplies and may be thinking to himself they need me more than the regulations
MSAF don't be swayed by Goundars close camaraderie with the PM...just ensure that all their ships are compliant with existing legislation.....the laws are for everyone...please contemplate the future...do not be blamed for negligence if anything catastrophic happens to any of these ships whilst on a trip to one of the islands....
If all of us have to follow the msaf regulations why does GSL have special treatment ?? The law is the law
One rule should apply to everyone. Onus on GSL to follow the rules and stop complaining.
Hope everything goes through...need to go to Savusavu this weekend
Good one for the safety of our people in sea...common GSL jus compliant and everything will be smoothly run....
Vinaka msaf.. wananavu one department in Fiji doing there job to the letter...
How come it was operating all this while if it was not compliant in the first place.. some serious questions to be answered here??
Seems like Mr Goundar is waiting for his top brass friends to make a move...sorry bhai, no more short cuts. Passengers safety should be your top priority to which you totally ignored coz money is more important to you. Vinaka MSAF ,well done.
Vinaka MSAF !
We ca pepol of kadavu need ca service of gsl back again .interlink their service is not good enough.
Isaaa....taveuni.....SA da Mai leqavata ena vuku ni waqa
Fiji was represented at the 27th Seminar for Port- State Control Officers in the Asia Pacific region which was held in Port Vila, Vanuatu over 4 days. Fiji was represented by MSAF's Port State Control Officer Iliesa Kelevi Batisaresare. Participants were lucky enough to experience first hand the tradition and culture of the people of Vanuatu as they got the chance of visiting a Ni-Vanuatu village.