The panicked crew jumped ship onto a passing fishing boat and the next day reported the grounded yacht to the authorities.
For fuel and duty free alcohol sales your yacht or ship agent must complete a C-35 Application To Ship Stores form which is required to be stamped and signed by the vessel’s captain and approved by customs before any bunker. Regulations state that only vessels 100 tons net or more may bunker duty free fuel.
In November 2012 work commenced on an exciting, state of the art Super yacht marina expansion project at Vuda Marina.
As a fast developing and centrally located Super yacht destination, Fiji is steaming ahead to equip herself with even greater facilities to make all vessels and their crew feel beyond welcome!More info here…
Imagine you are stuck on an island and feeling pretty rotten, but your medicine box is running on empty….what can you do? A walk along Fiji’s seashore and into the rainforests unearths a natural cure for almost every ailment.
If you ask any of us here in Fiji about wai ni mate vaka viti (native Fijian medicine), you will find many different remedies that can be brewed or concocted to help treat a range of ailments from a simple mozzie bite to a crippling migraine!
Across the Pacific, the voyaging canoe is said to represent genealogy. Pacific Islanders trace their origins to certain canoes, for each is a sacred and living treasure that connects people to their ancestry. The canoe is origin and possibility, heritage and story, and a poetic, powerful metaphor of planet Earth, reminding us that we are an island of finite resources, floating in the sea of space.
As she voyages, the canoe embodies balance, harmony, teamwork, and respect. If one of her hulls is damaged, we take actions to repair it and prevent sinking. So too is our responsibility for the Earth, to care for our home as though the planet is on loan to us from future generations yet to be born…More info here…
Spanish explorers apparently called them coco, which means “monkey face”. When you look at a freshly husked coconut, you will see why; the three indentations (eyes) and the hairy shell resemble the head and face of a monkey.
In previous times traditional sailing canoes were important in most of the island groups of the tropical Pacific.
During the 20th century however, much of the traditional sailing heritage has been lost and sailing craft are now only common in a handful of locations, such as the Gilbert Group, outer islands of Tuvalu, and in the Western Caroline Islands.