Austal Vietnam delivers catamaran to Trinidad and Tobago

Austal Vietnam delivers catamaran to Trinidad and Tobago

Austal Vietnam

The 94-metre-long ferry will enter service on the route between the island of Trinidad and Tobago

Austal Vietnam has delivered catamaran ferry A.P.T James to the National Infrastructure Development Company (NIDCo) of Trinidad and Tobago. The ferry is the first vessel to be fully constructed at the company’s shipyard in Vung Tau, Vietnam.

The 94-metre-long ferry has capacity for 926 passengers and 250 cars, with an operational speed of up to 37.5 knots. It features Austal’s raked bow design and Motion Control System technology, which is designed to deliver a more comfortable and stable ride for passengers.

“This is an outstanding achievement for both Austal Vietnam and the Austal Group as we continue to focus and consolidate our defence and commercial vessel capabilities in strategic locations throughout Australasia,” said David Singleton, chief executive officer of Austal. “Our sincere congratulations go to Prime Minister Keith Rowley and the NIDCo of Trinidad and Tobago, the people of Trinidad and Tobago, and of course our 450-strong team of shipbuilders in Vung Tau on the delivery of this impressive new ship.”

A.P.T James will now enter service on the ‘sea bridge’ route between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. 

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
06 November 2020

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