The American Samoa Government vessel, MV Sili, will be out of commission for another 6 weeks, according to the deputy director of Port Administration Christopher King.
The ship has been in the drydock at the government slipway and needs much more attention than earlier thought.
King said that while MV Sili remained out of commission, charters by the American Samoa Power Authority of the Samoa government vessel Fotu o Samoa helped move cargo to Manu'a.
However the Fotu has now returned to Samoa.
King said MV Sili is in a badly deteriorated state.