MANAGEMENT

George comes from a family that originates from Koro Island. He was born and brought up on the Island before moving out for higher education and greener pastures. He is not new to the local shipping industry as his family has owned and operated a schooner ferry (MV Tui Levuka) for more than 20 years.

Mr. Goundar is a skilled marine engineer with over 30 years of experience in service, repair, maintenance and management of the engine rooms of various shipping vessels, carrying passengers and cargo. He has held a variety of senior roles with BC Ferries for more than 20 years. It was in 2011 when he saw his dream coming true after he had purchased the vessel, Lomaiviti Princess, which was formerly known as the Queen of Rupert. His passion and desire to enter the inter-island shipping industry in Fiji was instigated after his recent travel experience to the islands. It was heart touching for Mr. Goundar when he saw the high fares that came with very poor standard and level of service. He felt for the communities and people out there in the outer islands who sweat to earn every dollar. He had then decided that he will one day change this so that the people are able to get value for their dollar. He has moved back to Fiji with his strong ambition that he has for the people in Fiji and to give back to the community.

Inoke Ratotodro – Senior Master

Mr. Ratotodro comes with extensive experience of the Fiji shipping and maritime industry. He holds Master Class 2 License and Goundar Shipping Limited is honoured to have his services for the community in remote and outer islands. Mr. Ratotodro started his career as a Cadet in the Marine Department in 1976. He served in various senior roles with the Marine Department, Maritime & Ports Authority of Fiji (MPAF), Fiji Islands Maritime Safety Authority (FIMSA), and as Master of various locally registered vessels before retiring from the service in the year 2010. Mr. Ratotodro joined as Master of Lomaiviti Princess in September 2011 we look forward for his continued service to the people in the islands.