Written by Janie Hampton MARAVIPOST
A new ferry has been launched on Lake Malawi, to replace the Ilala built in 1951.
The Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3307 Chilembwe was commissioned by Malawi Shipping Company and built by Damen of The Netherlands, in Monkey Bay shipyard in central Africa. It is 32 metres long and 7 metres wide, with two fixed-pitch propellers and two Caterpillar C32 TTA (WOSR) engines rating 2460 bkW (3300 bhp) power. It will carry 120 passengers and 20 tons of cargo, including food and medicines, at a maximum speed of 22 knots.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 17:25