Vietnam's largest speedboat launched in Hai Phong

Thursday, 2018-11-22 16:57:44
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The Con Dao Express 36 is 46.85m long and 12.2m wide. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Con Dao Express 36, the largest speedboat of its kind in Vietnam, was successfully launched by Company 189, under the Ministry of Defence and Phu Quoc Express JSC, at the Dinh Vu seaport, Hai Phong, on November 22.

The speedboat, built in Vietnam and designed according to modern European standards, has a capacity of carrying nearly 600 passengers.

It is scheduled that the speedboat will begin commercial operations in the first quarter of 2019 and will travel the route between Vung Tau - Con Dao and Tran De - Con Dao.

The Con Dao Express 36 is 46.85m long, 12.2m wide and has a maximum speed of 35 nautical miles per hour, which will help to shorten the travelling time from Vung Tau to Con Dao to just 3 hours.

The passenger cabins include economy, Dulex and VIP seats. Each VIP seat is equipped with a separate entertainment screen and soundproof floor.

The operation of the Con Dao Express 36 marks a significant change of Phu Quoc Express JSC after one-year of running five speedboats with a capacity of carrying 300 passengers each at the islands of Phu Quoc, Nam Du and Hon Son in Kien Giang province.