Cayo Largo Deployed to Assist Haitian Relief

Thursday, January 21, 2010
Photo courtesy Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.

Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority (PRMTA) deployed the 300 passenger / 300 ton cargo vessel, M/V Cayo Largo to Barahona, Dominican Republic to assist in the humanitarian effort for Haiti. The vessel, which was designed and built by Blount Boats, Inc. of Warren, R.I., has been in service between the port of Fajardo on the east coast of Puerto Rico and the islands of Culebra and Vieques since her delivery in 2008.

The vessel has an overall length of 162 ft, a beam of 46 ft, and draws less than eight ft of water loaded. These particulars, combined with her large cargo deck and stern ramp, allows the M/V Cayo Largo to utilize piers and bulkheads of opportunity to deliver badly needed aid and supplies to the people of Haiti.
“The Cayo Largo is being used to transport humanitarian aid from Puerto Rico to the Dominican Republic, where it can be moved over land to Haiti. We are currently moving equipment, food, supplies and over 65 doctors, medics and aid workers” said Ibsen Santiago Flores, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Maritime Transportation Authority.

Bristol Harbor Group, Inc., Bristol, R.I., developed the performance specifications for the vessel back in 2005, then oversaw the acquisition, design and construction of the vessel for PRMTA.

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

Boeing 767 Shipped by Barge

MTS Statum completes marine towage of barge carrying Boeing 767 from Shannon Airport   Marine service provider Marine and Towage Services Group Ltd. (MTS) has

New Ferry MV Woods Hole Delivered

The newly built ferry M/V Woods Hole has been delivered to serve Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.   Built by Conrad Industries of Morgan City, La.

New Details Emerge on Loss of USS Indianapolis

A Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC) historian has recently uncovered information that sheds new light on the loss of the World War II cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA 35).

Vessels

New Ferry MV Woods Hole Delivered

The newly built ferry M/V Woods Hole has been delivered to serve Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.   Built by Conrad Industries of Morgan City, La.

First VectRA 3000 Tug Delivered

Sanmar’s first VSP (Voith Schneider Propeller) tug, of the new VectRA 3000 series, named Arie A has been constructed for Italian operator Tripmare Spa of Trieste.

Two DNV GL Approvals for GTT Training Software

GTT Training, a GTT subsidiary dedicated to training liquefied natural gas (LNG) professionals and to the development of associated simulation tools, has obtained

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Repair Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1021 sec (10 req/sec)