A ferry lately bought by Cuba to finish the voyage between Nueva Gerona and Patabano has accomplished its maiden take a look at voyage with passengers and cargo.
Consultants from the Ministry of Transport confirmed that the ship left the port of Mayabeque province at 70% of its precise capability. At 2 pm on Thursday, the boat arrived with out issue on the marine terminal of the particular municipality of Isla de la Juventud.
The parameters established for the take a look at have been met in all orders, notably with regards to weight and pace achieved. Passengers have been surveyed upon disembarkation and supplied wonderful suggestions concerning the journey.
The boat in query, known as Perseverance, is Korean-made and cruises at a median pace of 11 knots. It has spacious bogs and two lounges for passengers, with a complete capability of 430. There’s all the time a health care provider on board and an MSME-owned canteen.
It’s estimated that Perseverance will make one other take a look at flight within the subsequent few days, with passengers and cargo to finalize the small print of its common operation. Very quickly it’s going to have already got common journeys 3 times per week between the 2 terminals.
Assessments with out rush
After taking on the ship, the island’s Ministry of Transport didn’t wish to rush its launch. As a substitute, all scheduled checks have been accomplished earlier than common journeys between Nueva Gerona and Batabanó start.
Earlier this July, the boat recorded its first take a look at on the desired route, however with out passengers on board. A yr in the past, Cuba introduced the acquisition of the ship, which was in-built 2018.
Undoubtedly, Perseverance is now essentially the most fashionable ship within the nation. It has superior expertise and excessive precision gear to assist in navigation.