Ferry MV Suilven sinks in Suva, Fiji
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Fiji, capsized and sank in Harbour today., a ferry in service in
The ship capsized early this afternoon and sank within an hour. It had been converted from passenger to cargo use following its most recent sale, to Venu Shipping in 2012 or 2011. Local reports indicated police, the, local tug boats, and volunteer rescuers all attended the accident.
The converted ferry reportedly began to list on entering the harbour. It was working a route carrying cargo betweenand the .
Built in Norway, in service from 1974, the ship served with Scottish ferry firm until 1995, connecting the mainland town of to on the . It was ultimately replaced by a larger, faster vessel and was sold to who used it until 2004 to ply New Zealand's seas, connecting to and to .
The name MV Suilven is in reference to themountain in Scotland's region.