Long considered a polluted ditch through the city, Manila’s Pasig River is being rehabilitated. Central to this endeavor is a ferry service that will include 15 terminals along a 10.5 mile route stretching from Intramuros near Manila Bay to Pasig City. The bid to operate the system was awarded in 2005 to a joint venture of Filipino groups led by Penta Captial Investment and the Australian Robert Cole of Sydneyside Cruises Ltd.
The first of four vessels
are now in operation with several more under construction.
Vessel Name: Pasig Ferry
Boat Owner: scc NAUTICAL TRANSPORT SERVICES Inc
Contact & phone: Robert S. Cole 63915 990 4284
Boat Builder: scc NAUTICAL TRANSPORT SERVICES Inc
Boat Designer: Robert S. Cole
Vessel: (length X Beam X molded depth) L-23m B-7m D-1.8m draft-1.1m
Deck dimension: Passenger area inside 104m2 and outer decks is 22m2
Hull material: FRP
Main engines: Cummins QSM-11, 355 horsepower each
Marine gear & shafting(model and ratio): ZF 325-1A, 2.037 to 1 Ratio, 2 -inch 316ss shaft
Propellers, dimension: 4 blade 30-inch propellers
Capacities: 150 Passengers
Fuel: 2 x 1500 litters
Water: 2 x 1000 liters
Vessel's assignment: Passenger ferries, River and bay operations
Design speeds: 19 Knots, operational speed 12 Knots
Delivery date: construction of over 10 vessels ongoing with 4 operational at present
Noteworthy aspects: at operational speed the vessel fuel consumption per hour is less than 30 litters total for both engines.