More Travel Woes For Ferry Services

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  •  One of the barges helping out with the busy travels between Mulifanua and Salelologa on a calmer and safer day of sailing
    One of the barges helping out with the busy travels between Mulifanua and Salelologa on a calmer and safer day of sailing

 

Unpredictable weather with heavy rains, gusting winds and high swells halted ferry travel between Mulifanua and Salelologa yesterday.

The Samoa Shipping Corporation called of all trips after the first sailings of the day in the morning.

Safety took top priority for travellers under worsening weather conditions between the busy shipping route for the two main islands.

Huge crowds were left stranded on both ends but it failed to influence any review of the half on all sailings.

Ferry travel between the two islands was cancelled earlier for almost a week, due to poor weather conditions and the safety risks for the passengers.

Meanwhile the latest forecast is the weather starting to show signs of heading into a better, brighter weekend with changes forecast to start today.

Head of the Met Office at Mulinu’u, MNRE ACEO, Mulipola Ausitalia Titimaea pointed to a tropical depression moving away from Samoa.

Tropical Depression 11F (TDF11) that hoovered west of Savai’I, about 300km from Asau is now located 400km and moving south towards Tonga.

There is still forecast for rain but conditions are easing off that could lead to flooding and landslides.

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