A new speed boat was officially launched in the central province
of Quang Tri on August 31, facilitating tourist travel from the Quang Tri
mainland to Con Co Island.
Con Co high-speed boat, code name QT 00666, was built at a total cost of VND24.1
billion. The aluminum hulled vessel measures 27.5 m in length, 5.5 m in width
and 2.5 m in height and boasts a 1,200 horsepower engine. It was designed to
have a maximum speed of 25 knots.
The boat can carry 80 passengers and five crew members and is capable of
operating in windy conditions up to a wind speed of 29-38 km/h.
The launch of the Con Co tourist high-speed boat is expected to meet the travel
demands of the islanders, while creating important conditions for local tourism
development associated with the consolidation of national defence and security
in the island district..