Bougainville Shipping News: MV Chebu has entered PNG waters bound for Buka


THE long awaited and much talked about MV Cebu, the Bougainville flag carrier, will soon  be berthing at the Buka wharf

Latest update on status of MV Chebu it has entered PNG waters ahead of time:

Arrival date Simpsons Harbour, Rabaul. ENB is 6 November 2014.
7-10 Nov 2014 Customs formalities;
11 Nov 2014 set sail for Buka for launching;
13 Nov 2014 departs for Lae with Team Bougainville Cintingent to the PNG Games.

MV Cebu is also funded under the Special intervention Fund (SIF) and will be serving mainly the Atolls of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.

Chief Secretary ABG briefed the  MV Chebu crew in Port Moresby before their travel to Shanghai to take delivery of the AROB flagship.

It is a major project the government has aimed at getting out of the way and it has now truly happened.

Atolls spokesman and Chairman of the Nuguria Council of Elders Teika Posiri praised the government and officers involved for their hard work.

“We can now breathe a sigh of relief from all our suffering and from the long wait after MV Sankamap 2 decommissioned itself,’’ he said.

“On behalf of the people of the Atolls I would like to convey my sincere thanks to the Autonomous Bougainville Government and its administration for their hard work and for listening to our cries from long ago.”

More particularly Chief Secretary Chris Siriosi who is working so hard and who just farewelled the crew in Port Moresby.

“My appeal now is that the management has to be up to standard and we must manage this vessel professionally and transparently. The same that happened to Sankamap 1 and 2  mustn’t happen to this one,’’ he said.

– See more at: November entered PNG waters

2 comments on “Bougainville Shipping News: MV Chebu has entered PNG waters bound for Buka

  1. Thank you for the novena.

    Many blessings to you and everybody at Bougainvolle.

    Hope to meet you all soon mid year.


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