28 Oct 2013

Power fails islandwide on French Polynesia's Rapa

10:19 am on 28 October 2013

An island-wide power failure has cut all communications with the southern French Polynesian island of Rapa.

The generator system failed yesterday, prompting the territorial government to send a ship with generators to Rapa.

The ship, the Tahiti Nui 1, is also carrying refrigeration containers and should arrive by tomorrow night.

A government statement says the ship will use the trip to pick up containers with sorted waste.