16 Aug 2012
The Saigon Shipyard in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 Wednesday saw the launch of two newly-built deluxe tourism ships named Mekong Prestige and Cruiseco Adventurer.
The 68m-long ships, designed and supervised by the Dai Duong Phang Co Litd, are equipped with 32 luxury cabins capable of carrying 64 tourists.
The shipbuilder said the high-quality boats are designed with optimized fuel-consumption, noise-reduction and high-speed engines.
The ships are scheduled to begin taking tourists on river tours along the Mekong River crossing between Vietnam and Cambodia this October, the shipbuilder said.
In related news, a hydrofoil traveling from HCMC to the coastal city of Vung Tau Wednesday frightened its passengers after the vessel was flooded by water flowing through a broken glass window.
Fortunately the hydrofoil managed to dock at a nearby harbor, and there were no casualties.