Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Voyager departs for Yap, March 30

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): March 27, 1998 - President Jacob Nena, in a March 19th Communication to Yap Governor Vincent Figir, stated that MS Caroline Voyager is tentatively scheduled to depart for Yap on March 30, 1998.

Nena was responding to a faxed message from Figir, requesting transportation assistance in dealing with the adverse effects of El Nino or d draught weather affecting the neighboring islands of the state.

Nena told Figir that MS Caroline Voyager is being refitted and provisioned, thereafter it will make a water supply trip to Mwoakilloa and Pingelap atolls in Pohnpei State.

Nena concluded his message by indicating that any assistance from Yap State in fuel bunkering arrangement for the ship will expedite arrangements for the ship's departure.

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FSM Office of the President
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Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
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