Tonga Police has issued a warning to domestic ferry operators to ensure their ferries are safe and seaworthy before setting sail with passengers. This was after the MV ‘Onemato from ‘Eua suffered technical difficulties to its steering system, resulting in the Police Search and Rescue boat assisting them to Nuku’alofa, on Tuesday.
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‘Evona ‘Akau  was sentenced to a suspended sentence of 18-months imprisonment, for carrying an excessive number of passengers on the 'Eua ferry MV 'Onemato, in January last year. “Mercifully, there was no tragedy here because, if a life had been lost...more serious charges could have been laid,” said the judge.