Power Failure Cuts Communications With French Polynesia Outer Island

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Ship with generator, refrigeration sent to Rapa Island

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Oct. 27, 2013) – An island-wide power failure has cut all communications with the southern French Polynesian island of Rapa.

The generator system failed yesterday, prompting the territorial government to send a ship with generators to Rapa.

The ship, the Tahiti Nui 1, is also carrying refrigeration containers and should arrive by tomorrow night.

A government statement says the ship will use the trip to pick up containers with sorted waste.

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