Wednesday, June 09, 2010

King Tamatoa Ferry Suspends Service!

King Tamatoa ferry logo

Just barely three months after the Raromatai King Tamatoa ferry began operating between Tahiti, Huahine, Raitea and Bora Bora it has suspended service and may be leaving French Polynesia.

According to Tahitipresse the company is seeking a tax exemption to be approved by the French Polynesian government. If it is not granted by June 30th the ferry will head back to Europe and 44 workers will lose their jobs.

Amazing! A general strike is looming and now this.
When I first posted about the ferry I wrote, "I sure hope it lasts unlike the previous ferries that have briefly run between the Society Islands (the Ono Ono, the Aremiti)."

I was so looking forward to traveling on it. Sigh.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:22 PM

    Was on a recent p&o cruise and saw this vessel tied up in Noumea October 9th 2011. Looked flash so took photo too ID it.