10 Feb 2012

Mystery Island in Vanuatu loses two wharves to cyclone

12:02 pm on 10 February 2012

One of the most visited islands in Vanuatu, Mystery Island in Tafea province, lost its two wharves when Tropical Cyclone Jasmine hit the area yesterday.

A local, Eloi Leye, says people are now trying to build a temporary wharf to accommodate the dinghies from the cruise ships which regularly call there.

Mr Leye says the next cruise visit is scheduled for next week.

He says efforts are also being made to clear the island's airport, which also serves the main island of Aneityum.

Mr Leye also says the stalls set up on the island for people to sell their artefacts to the tourists have been wrecked.