Public urged to watch out for ship

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BY BARNABAS MANEBONA

NGELLA Constituency’s famous purchased vessel known as the ‘Vaka Motor’ is under marine monitor to not operate.

Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) has been waiting for the ‘Vaka Motor’ shipowners to approach them for ship registration since its arrival two years ago in Ngella Constituency over which to date, it is still not registered being the reason as to why there is an order by SIMSA to keep an eye out for it if it operates.

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“If the vessel is seen operating then its operation is illegal,” stated SIMSA’s Administration to Island Sun.

In querying through Ngella’s Constituency Office this week, they did not deny the fact of being aware of the marine laws as since having problems with the vessels test runs and not yet fully facilitated with marine requirements too is why the ‘Vaka Motor’ is not yet registered.

On another scenario, Solomon Islands Parliament term is concluding and Ngella’s famous ‘Vaka Motor’ is complained over by Constituents to have never served the Constituency since its introduction in 2016.

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