Macao Dragon Company, Hong Kong-Macau ferry services 2010-2011

Macao Dragon Company Limited (Chinese巨龍船務有限公司PortugueseDragão Gigante Transportes Marítimos, S.A.) was a start-up ferry company that offered services between the Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal, in Sheung WanHong Kong, and the Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal in TaipaMacau. It operated four 65m and 63m highspeed catamarans vessels powered by MTU Friedrichshafen engines using waterjet propulsion, which could accommodate up to 1,200 passengers.

Macao Dragon Company, Shen Long Image Highspeed Catarmaran Wkipedia

Shen Long – Highspeed Catamaran Courtesy: Wikipedia

Operations of the company began on July 10, 2010. As of September 2010, the first two vessels, Shen Long and Tian Long had entered service, providing five return trips between Macau and Hong Kong.

The Macao Dragon company went into liquidation and ceased operations from September 15, 2011.(1)

Details about the Shen Long

  • Type: Aluminium hull fast catamaran ferry
  • Passenger capacity: 1152 total
  • Shipbuilder: Marinteknik Shipbuilders (S) PTE LTD.
  • Length (LOA): 65 meters
  • Beam: 16 meters Loaded
  • Max.speed:37.5 knots
  • Draught: 1.60 m
  • Propulsion Generators: 4 x MTU 16V4000 M70
  • WaterJet: 4 x MJP J850R QD
  • Port of Registration: Hong Kong
  • Classification: Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LLOYDS) 100 A1 SSC Passenger(B) Catamaran HSC G4
Macao Dragon Company, Image Courtesy Macau News

Courtesy: Macau News

Source:

  1. Macao Dragon Company – Wikipedia

This article was first posted on 23rd June 2018.

See:

  1. Macao Dragon ferry goes bust after just 14 months of service Macau News 15th September 2011

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