MN 8/2020

1.       All Ship Masters, Ship Owners & Ship Agents for foreign & local ships, Pilots, Port Management Companies/Operators, Marinas and Yacht Clubs are advised of the approaching Tropical Cyclone HAROLD.

2.       Tropical Cyclone HAROLD Centre Pressure 930HPA Category 5 was located near 15.4 South 166.2 East at 05/1800 UTC. Position is GOOD. Tropical Cyclone HAROLD is moving East at 6 knots. Expect sustain winds of 110 knots close to the centre. Strong wind warning remains in force for all Fiji waters.

3.       All stakeh olders  are required  to take necessary  precautionary measures  to keep your ships/boats safe.

2.      Any action taken must not pose undue  risk to other ships within  the sheltering  area.

4.    All Masters  are advised  to take early action  and preventative measures based  on good professional decision  combined  with observance  of good seamanship practice  to ensure  the ship under  their command  is made safe.

5.     Masters  must listen to all marine weather  bulletins  and updates  issued from   the  Fiji  Meteorological   Office  (www   and  transmitted through Suva Coast Radio Station (3DP) and the local radio stations.

6.    Ship  Master  i n  c o l l a b o r a t i o n  w i t h  t h e  S h i p  O w n e r  must take  all  necessary  action to keep their ship safe at all times.

7.    Ship  owners  must  provide  all  necessary   support  to  masters  of their ships to ensure  the ship is kept safe.

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