Friday, May 24, 2013

MV Caroline Voyager delays TC&I and Education trip to the Mortlocks and Northwest regions in Chuuk

FSMIS (May 24, 2013): The MV Caroline Voyager, initially scheduled to leave Pohnpei yesterday on a trip to the islands in the Mortlocks and Northwest in Chuuk State, has been delayed for two days according to Secretary Francis Itimai, Department of Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure (TC&I) in a letter to President Manny Mori earlier today.

The Secretary said cargo off-loading of some three thousand (3,000) copra bags purchased by the FSM Coconut Development Authority (CDA) from Yap during the ship's last voyage (arrived back in Pohnpei about a week ago) was the main reason for the decision to delay.

Off-loading of CDA cargo is normally done by the Federated Shipping Company in Pohnpei.

Secretary Itimai expressed confidence the off-loading work would be completed today.

Apart from providing passenger and cargo service to the Mortlocks and Northwest islands,  the trip will enable the deployment of some staff of the FSM National Department of Education to administer the National Competency Test to selected elementary and high school grade levels in these particular regions.

For further information, contact the FSM Information Office at 320-2548 or email

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