8 Jun 2010

American Samoa's MV Sili given greenlight to sail by U.S Coast Guard

7:29 am on 8 June 2010

The American Samoa government owned MV Sili will be back in service later this week after more than a year of major repairs.

The MV Sili came off the MYD Samoa shipyard in April following major renovations and repairs required by the U.S. Coast Guard.

But the vessel was still required to complete some 200 items, again required by the Coast Guard, which was carried out by the government Port Administration Department personnel.

Governor Togiola Tulafono says Coast Guard inspections have been completed on the work done by Port personnel and the MV Sili been given the green light.

The first sail to the Manua island group is set for Thursday.

Coast Guard Lt. Ted Harre says there are a few things to clear up for the MV Sili but in

the most part, all major repairs have been completed.