Compared to the old ferries in which have been plying the Kenyan coastal waters for years, the brand-new MV Jambo, is usually a state-of-the-art vessel like none additional.
As such there was pomp as well as colour during the arrival of the vessel via Turkey which docked at KFS on Thursday at 3pm aboard Eagle Heavy Offshore Transport (OHT).
the item was received by senior government officials including Cabinet Secretaries for Transport as well as Infrastructure James Macharia as well as his counterpart from the Tourism docket Najib Balala.
as well as on Saturday, the beautiful ferry, which is usually a sight to behold with its bluish colour symbolizing the Indian Ocean waters, is usually likely to be officially commissioned by the Head of State.
Unlike, the additional 5 ferries stationed at the Likoni channel where vehicles have to share space with the passengers, the brand-new vessel has segmented sections exclusively for passengers as well as vehicles.
the item has the lower deck which houses vehicles while the upper part is usually for the passengers.
The brand-new vessels can carry 64 vehicles as well as will have two rescue as well as emergency boats on board.
Under the deck there is usually an accommodation facility for the captain as well as the crew, kitchen, the ferry was built at the Ozata Shipyard in Turkey.
the item also features a designated area for disabled people, the elderly as well as expectant women as well as is usually equipped with modern washrooms as well as additional facilities for people with special needs.
Unlike the old ferries – including MV Nyayo, MV Harambee as well as MV Kilindini – MV Jambo is usually furnished with plastic seats with sufficient legroom for the passengers’ comfort.
The vessels were purchased via Turkey at Sh2 billion as well as will bring the total number of ferries at the Likoni crossing to seven.
Currently the vessels ferry people via the Likoni side to the Island side. A second ferry, the MV Safari will be delivered on November.
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