MV Melissa Ocean is a 28.5m single screw tugboat with a 1620HP engine. She arrived in Port Vila on Saturday 28 March 2015, towing a 460T dumb barge after a 7-day transit from Brisbane.
Melissa Ocean alongside the Main Wharf in Port Vila
Crew of Melissa assembling the pontoon barge, Ocean IV.
Like so many individuals and businesses in Vanuatu, Cyclone Pam has altered the plan for Ocean Logistics Limited. As a good corporate citizen of Vanuatu, OLL feels a moral obligation to all of the peoples affected by Cyclone Pam. They will be using their carrying capacity on the barge Ocean III to transport food aid, water, shelters and shelter supplies directly to the islands most affected by Cyclone Pam.
The directors and management of Ocean Logistics Limited share a philanthropic philosophy and have invested in a business that is focused on advancing Vanuatu’s development as a nation by tapping into the economic potential of the outer islands. Ocean Logistics Limited are modeling themselves on other tug and barge operations in island communities such as Hawaiian Tug & Barge based out of Honolulu. “We want to be able to provide the maritime solution for any government or private sector logistical problems inside Vanuatu.”