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Vietnam’s largest high-speed boat launched

by NDO06 May 2022 Last updated at 14:38 PM

The ceremony to lauch the Thang Long high-speed craft. (Photo: VNA)
The ceremony to lauch the Thang Long high-speed craft. (Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - Z189 Shipyard and Phu Quoc Fast Ferry JSC jointly held a ceremony on May 6 to launch Thang Long, Vietnam’s largest high-speed watercraft, which is scheduled to be put into service for the Vung Tau - Con Dao route this June.

The vessel, which measures 77.5 metres long and is equipped with three Rolls-Royce engines, has a total power of 11,580 hp, can carry up to 1,017 passengers and travel at a maximum speed of 30 nautical miles per hour.

The craft is designed with four floors, including one VIP level and the top floor which features a rooftop café.

With its large size, Thang Long can reduce shaky movements and improve stability as it is designed specifically to serve the Vung Tau-Con Dao route, the longest and hardest journey between the Vietnamese mainland and a tourism island.

Phu Quoc Fast Ferry General Director Vu Van Khuong said the company’s high-speed craft fleet has now reached 11 vessels, serving various routes to Phu Quoc, Con Dao, Nam Du and Ly Son.

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