The French Polynesian government has called off tomorrow's planned aid flight for victims of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu.
An Air Tahiti Nui plane was scheduled to carry 50 tonnes of supplies, including 30 tonnes of water, to New Caledonia.
However, the government says the transport of the donated goods by boat from Noumea to Port Vila could not be assured.
It says instead it considered it to be better option to load all aid onto a ship which will sail from Tahiti on Monday night.
So far, four containers are ready and two more are expected to be filled before the boat's departure.
It says another ship is bound for Port Vila on March the 31st and could carry more relief supplies if necessary.