Vietnam’s largest twin-body speedboat launched from Soc Trang to Con Dao

July 29, 2019 | 10:07
Phu Quoc Express Company on July 26 launched Vietnam’s largest twin-body, double-decker speedboat from Tran De port in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang to Con Dao Island in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.
vietnams largest twin body speedboat launched from soc trang to con dao
At the ceremony

The speedboat, measuring 47m in length, can carry up to 600 passengers and shorten travel time between Soc Trang and Con Dao to 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Designed and built by Company 189 of the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence, it satisfies European standards and can run at a maximum speed of 35 nautical miles per hour.

Ngu Thi Dieu Binh, Deputy General Director of Phu Quoc Express, said the speedboat is equipped with satellite navigation and international hydro-meteorological forecasting systems, and other modern devices.

The speedboat will depart from Tran De port at 8:30 and return to Soc Trang from Dam Wharf on Con Dao Island at 12:30 daily.

The launch of the vessel marks the development of the local transport network, while bringing western provinces closer to the island.

Two years ago, a speedboat named SuperDong Kien Giang was also launched from Soc Trang to Con Dao.


What the stars mean:

★ Poor ★ ★ Promising ★★★ Good ★★★★ Very good ★★★★★ Exceptional