One man was down and being resuscitated when the captain of the Layar Mas 291 made the “abandon ship” call, due to an out-of-control fire in two containers.
The Taio Shipping vessel Lady Moana is on the last of the company’s five northern-island voyages scheduled for this year under the government-funded shipping subsidy.
The Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council Accreditation scheme plans to strengthen water safety standards for all members who offer water-based activities.
With up to 13 million tonnes of plastic leaking into the ocean annually, to be ingested by sea life and birds, and then through the food chain, by man, more needs to be done about the problem of plastic litter, says Te Ara Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise director Stan Wolfgramm.
The Ipukarea Society is implementing a Global Environment Facility, Small Grants Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change project in the Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue.
The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation has called an urgent meetings to discuss water safety guidelines and an improvement in the handling of visitor safety.
The Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai project will release full results of its environmental investigations in September, the latest project management news update says.