Boat runs aground

Boat carrying relief supplies runs aground near Nomuka Island

Chief Executive of the Ministry of Information, Paula Ma’u said the MV Late was carrying bottles of LPG gas, drums of diesel and shopping.

Ma’u said, the vessel was travelling from Nuku’alofa to Pangai, where it was scheduled to quarantine for 72 hours before moving on to Nomuka.

There are no injuries nor death in the incident.

The boat appeared to have been overloaded and an attempt to speed up the process of bailing seawater, Ma’u told Kaniva News.