Lady Naomi II will arrive from Japan in two weeks time


A delegation from Samoa has arrived in Japan to sail Samoa’s new international passenger vessel, the Lady Naomi II which was built under Japan’s grant aid assistance at the Setoda Shipyard of Naikai Zosen Corporation in Hiroshima Japan.

Minister of Works Transport and Infrastructure, Olo Fiti Vaai is leading the delegation with the Samoa Shipping Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Leiataua Samuleu Phineas, and members of the crew, including an engineer, Captain, and Sailors. 

An interview with the Minister who is in Japan confirmed the boat will arrive in Samoa waters, in about two weeks. 

The new boat features an environment-friendly design with consideration for passenger comfort and advanced technology throughout. 

It is equipped to handle a wide variety of cargo shipments. Its overall length is 48metres, international gross tonnage of 1,130 tons, and a complement of 297 (280 passengers and 17 crew).

The new vessel will replace Lady Naomi Samoa which travels between Samoa and American Samoa on a weekly basis.