MV Suilven Sinks off Suva, Crew Members Saved

At least 30 crew members were saved after a 1974-built vehicle ferry MV Suilven sank off the coast of Suva, Fiji, this afternoon, according to local media.

MV Suilven, operated by Suva-based shipping company Venu Shipping, started listing before it reached its destination in Suva.

The New Zealand-flagged vessel was operated by Caledonian MacBrayne for 21 years, after which it was sold to Venu Shipping and turned into a cargo boat.

As reported by Fiji TV, up to 34 crew members were rescued by nearby vessels.

The Maritime Safety Authority of Fiji is currently investigating the case.

World Maritime News Staff, Image: CalMac

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