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GRAND FERRIES SCHEDS INAUG OF ITS BABY ON TRIPLE 8


Story By Eleen Lim
GRAND FERRIES SCHEDS INAUG OF ITS BABY ON TRIPLE 8
CALBAYOG CITY - On the 8th day of the month , year 2018 at exactly 8 o’clock in the morning at Calbayog Port in Brgy. Aguit-itan, Grand Ferries will inaugurate their newest Catamaran: MV Seacat .

Registered as MV Seacat I, this Catamaran joins 2 other Ships plying the Calbayog Cebu route: one operated by Lite Shipping which ferries both cargo and passengers from Calbayog City to Bogo City in the province of Cebu and back; and the other one from Cokaliong Shipping Lines which ferries cargo and passengers to and fro Cebu City and Calbayog via the Manginoo Port.

But while the two ships represent the “traditional “sea transportation, Sea Cat offers something different - modernized.
GRAND FERRIES SCHEDS INAUG OF ITS BABY ON TRIPLE 8
MV Sea Cat I is a 300-seater air conditioned, 30.5-meter catamaran fast craft, weighing a gross tonnage of 281 tons. Powered by a twin Caterpillar C-32 ACERT 970 kw brand new engines, its working speed is 25 knots which reduces the usual travel time from 12 hours to 5 hours. It is equipped with passenger amenities and modern technology for sea navigation, built to comply with the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) standards.

With Calbayog as its home port, Sea Cat will sail daily for Cebu. The proposed schedule is Calbayog to Cebu at 8:00 a.m., and Cebu to Calbayog at 2:00 pm. However, Sea Cat may not sail on regular holidays like Christmas and New Year days, and during Black Saturdays.

Expected to attend during tomorrow’s inauguration are Calbayog City’s officials and high ranking officials from the Department of Transportation.
GRAND FERRIES SCHEDS INAUG OF ITS BABY ON TRIPLE 8
NOTE: Additional details and photos by Grand Ferries


-, August 7, 2018


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