The signing took place on Tuesday, 03rd October 2023 at the Kiribati High Commission’s office in Suva, Fiji. The Board Director, a Representative from the Bluewaters Craft Limited Mr. Christ Tsantikos has signed the contract with a member of the Board, Ms. B’atitea Tekanito, CEO, Ms. Temarewe Tio Maitinnara and the Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Tukabu Tauati.
It was witnessed and counter-signed by the Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. Tukabu Tauati. Members of the team from CPPL comprises of 2 Board of Directors, Ms. B’atitea Tekanito, Ms. Taati Eria, CEO, Ms. Temarewe Tio Maitinnara, Fleet Manager, Mr. Beetem Ueri & Acting Investment Manager, Mr. Tanoii Teaeki
The aluminum pilot boat 12 meters long will be built by Bluewaters Craft Limited in Navua Fiji. The boat will be constructed within 7 months and delivered to Suva upon completion. It will be completed in May 2024.
The price of the boat is $ 750,000 AUD, equivalent to $ 1,076,565.00 Fijian Dollars. Bluewaters Craft Ltd won the tender which was advertised for competition in April this year, 2023.
The contract agreement has gone through the office of the attorney general for review and final endorsement.
The boat will be built in compliance with the maritime rules in Kiribati and the Maritime Safety Authority in Fiji.