This morning, the sailing vaka Marumaru Atua departed for Mangaia. It will arrive in time for the investiture of Tangi Tereapii as Numangatini Ariki.
And the MV Grinna II, pictured, was loading cargo at the Avatiu wharf yesterday, before it too departs for Mangaia this afternoon.
Harbour Master John Jessie said that only two passengers were confirmed to travel on Grinna, with the crew.
Meanwhile, pictured behind Grinna is the international cargo ship Olomana, which departed yesterday afternoon for Aitutaki. The next cargo vessel expected to arrive is Liloa II on September 10.
The Police patrol boat Te Kukapa also left yesterday morning, on an undisclosed mission.