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Old 11-05-2012, 00:52   #1
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Apia Samoa New Marina

Has anyone any advice or information as to the safety of the New marina in Apia Samoa? I was wondering if it is considered safe during the cyclone season?
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Old 14-12-2012, 02:19   #2
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Re: Apia Samoa New Marina

Funny no one replied to this but todays news says no. 1st hurricane to strike in 21 years, but, it's exposed to hurricane surge and it doesn't have a haul-out facility.
A lovely spot, well guarded and short walk to restaurants & town. Couple of hundred meters from the famous Aggie Greys. Most yachts have gone by mid November.
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Old 14-12-2012, 10:13   #3
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I did write to the Harbour Master in Apia and never got a reply, it will be interesting to see if their is a marina left after this storm. The video looks real bad. On the other hand I suppose it could be another 21 years before the next storm hits.
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Old 16-12-2012, 10:43   #4
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Re: Apia Samoa New Marina

I would guess that it did not survive too well. Yes storm surge was great. I know Agies Grey took a major hit and will take months to get back up and running.

The marina was/is a great marina, nice officials and and where else could one have their own coral head in the same slip as the one you tie up too.
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I saw a photo on Samoa Observer and the marina appeared intact. Only boats in view were one launch & one yacht which looked OK. Its near to the river which overflowed so was full of logs and debris. The predicted tidal surge may not have been so high..
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Found this of Vuda Point Marina, it has lock gates. However the predicted tidal surge had me worried as it has become our destination for next year, for the storm season. Hope everyone kept safe.


DumnMad do you have a link to the Samoa Observer?
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Old 17-12-2012, 15:17   #7
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Re: Apia Samoa New Marina

We spent a week at the marina in Apia last year and whereas it's a very nice marina (especially by South Pacific islands standards), I would not want to stay there for cyclone season, but then, we choose to travel significant distances to avoid those areas that are known to have been hit by tropical storms.

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Re: Apia Samoa New Marina

Here's the link but the marina photo wasn't there last time I looked.

Samoa Observer Online News

Google "Apia Marina photos" to get a look at the marina
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Re: Apia Samoa New Marina

To put this topic to rest. The new marina is quite nice by Pacific standards -- floating berths, power and water available. No showers or toilets. Plenty of places to eat and drink nearby. There's a taxi stand out the front and taxis around Samoa are quite cheap and plentiful. Fuel and LPG (butane) refills available nearby but duty free fuel is only available in 1000 litre amounts.

It's quite well sheltered but would not be OK during a cyclone. There are no haul out facilities here in Apia. If you were in the marina during a cyclone your chances of boat survival would be quite slim.

Half of the marina was damaged severely during cyclone Evan, and has not yet been repaired. As of now (August 2014) it's being dismantled. The other half of the marina is due to be repaired (mostly cosmetic damage and some electrical problems) this month.
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