Vaomapa starts new ferry services in Tonga

A new interisland service has been started in Tonga after the new ferry, the MV Vaomapa was commissioned on Saturday last week.

It was operated by the Tofa Ramasay Enterprise, a shipping company not new to Tongans.

General Manager Tuna Mailangi Ramsay Likiliki said her grandparents Tofa and Mele Ramsay started the business 60 years ago with a 7.62 metre ferry known as MV Taufale.

The ferry was captained by Tofa and the purser was Mele, she said.

The new 140 -ton ferry can carry up to 250 passengers and was commissioned at Queen Salote wharf in Nukualofa.

The company has announced the fees for ‘Eua on its Facebook page.

“The prices are $20 for adults, $15 for students, $10 for children and it is free of charge for kids under the age of 5”.

The 47 metre ferry was bought from South Korea.

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