12 Apr 2007

Samoa Minister of Transport discusses shipping service with agent in Pago Pago

5:31 am on 12 April 2007

Samoa's Minister of Works, Transport and Infrastructure, Tuisugaletaua Sofara Aveau, is in American Samoa this week to discuss shipping services provided by the Samoa Shipping Corporation for the two countries including a charter service to the Manu'a Island.

Its the first meeting between the main shipping corporation office in Apia and its agent in the territory, since the corporation's inter-island ferry the MV Lady Naomi, had paid a fine of $20,000 US dollars to the American Samoa authorities last October.

The Samoa Shipping Corporation was ordered to pay the fine when the ferry was found carrying a rugby team from the National University to the territory without entry permits.