By Mike Puia
AFTER months of dry dock for maintenance at Aviavi slipway, in the Central Islands Province, Lauru Shipping Limited’s cargo boat, M.V Nuatabu, is back on service.
The ship was briefly held up for not settling its maintenance bill. The bill was over $300,000. Lauru Shipping Limited was reported to have only paid less than half which resulted in the slipway management halting the ship.
Attempt to get information from LSL office was unsuccessful as its office landline has been disconnected over non-payment of bill.
But, information reaching this paper confirmed the ship has been freed and has already arrived in Honiara.
It is not clear whether the bill has been cleared or a special arrangement has been made.
MV Nuabatu was bought by the Lauru Shipping Limited from a local ship operator. The ship was called M.V Channella but when LSL took over, it renamed her to MV Nuatabu.