22March2019

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MAKRUZZ to Induct ‘PEARL’

Port Blair, March 20: M.V Makruzz Pearl, a 250 passenger capacity high speed catamaran ferry will be pressed into service on Saturday, 23rd of March, as per the following schedule. The schedule has been designed such that it increases connectivityto SwarajDweep (Havelock) and ShaheedDweep (Neil), and provides flexible timings for all Makruzz travellers.

MV Makruzz Pearl, IMO no. 9188879, built in Australia, is classed under the Indian Registrar of Shipping. With a length of 40.1 metres and draft of 1.30 metres, the vessel has a maximum speed of 30 knots, but will be cruise at a comfortable 20 knots. Much like its sister vessels, Pearl will be synonymous to plush interiors, gracious hospitality and panoramic views.

This is the third vessel in the fleet, making Makruzz the largest private fleet in the Andamans.

In a little less than a decade, the Makruzz ferries have ferried over a 1 million passengers across the Andaman Seas. Being one of the fastest ferries in India whilst offering exemplary comfort and a hassle-free experience, has herald MAKRUZZ to the 4th position among the 79 attractions in A&N Islands as enlisted by Trip Advisor. Apart from being an attraction, Makruzz is a vital infrastructure in the tourism industry of the islands.

Team Makruzz thanks its trade partners, A&N Administration, DG Shipping, Port Management Board and Indian Registrar of Shipping for their continuous support and encouragement, which has enabled Makruzz to achieve this feat. The company also reiterates its commitment to promote and propagate a sustainable yet thriving model of development for the tourism sector in the islands.

MAKRUZZ Pearl Schedule

Port Blair – ShaheedDweep: Dep 08:15, Arr 09:15

ShaheedDweep - Port Blair              : Dep 09:30, Arr 10:30

Port Blair – Swaraj Dweep: Dep 11:00, Arr 12:30 

Swaraj Dweep - Port Blair:                Dep 13:00, Arr 14:30

  • Written by Denis Giles
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