MV Makruzz is a high-speed Catamaran Passenger Ferry. Catamaran is a twin hull vessel and the advantage is that it offers ‘high speed’, ‘better stability’ and ‘more space’. The vessel has 2 decks with passenger capacity of 280. It presents three classes for its guests – 208 seats in Premium, 64 seats in Deluxe and 8 seats in Royal. For the comfort of the passengers, the vessel is fully air-conditioned by approx. 30 Ton rating system. It can attain a maximum speed of 32 nautical miles, but will be cruised at approximately 22 - 24 nautical miles and is expected to cover the distance between Port Blair and Havelock Island in about 90 minutes.
The Engine Room is suitable for operation as un-manned machinery space supported by automatic fire-detection system, bilge alarm system and remote machinery instrumentation. The Bridge is similar to a Cockpit of an Aircraft where the Master and his assisting officer with the help of an integrated operating station can navigate this craft safely while they are seated.
This vessel meets the latest global standards of safety in terms of ‘life-saving’, ‘fire-fighting’, ‘navigational’ and ‘communication’ systems. Like in an Aircraft, life-jackets are provided under each seat. In case of an emergency when the vessel has to be abandoned, we have special reversible type ‘lift-rafts’, which can be accessed by Marine Evacuation Systems.
All procedures to be followed in the case of an emergency are demonstrated by a safety video film before departure of the vessel. All the spaces on the vessel including the toilets have ‘smoke’ and ‘heat’ detectors. No smoking is permitted on the vessel. The materials used for the interiors including the seats are also of ‘fire-retardant’ type. The navigational and communication equipments on board are capable of meeting operational requirements of safe ship handling, receive meteorological warnings and forecasts, coordinating search and rescue operations and meeting any call of distress and urgency.
Each location of the vessel is monitored from the Bridge through CCTV arrangements. There is also a voyage date recorder installed on the Bridge that records all the communication and parameters from all equipments and machineries. The state of the art interiors include internationally accepted safety equipments, central announcement system; total of seven television sets: one 42 inch television for Premium class passengers, four 19 inch televisions on both decks and two 14 inch televisions for Royal cabins. The inboard Kiosk is well stocked and can cater to all age groups; huge transparent dark glass windows that run throughout the entire length of the ship’s lower deck and upper deck seating area enables even the passengers seated at the far end to have a personalized view of the panorama. The craft’s onboard crew gives personalized services to each of the guests. MAKRUZZ personifies the beauty and friendliness of the Dolphin, its mascot, and is synonymous to gracious hospitality, panoramic view, plush interiors and unmatched speed.
DEPARTURE FROM PORT BLAIR TO HAVELOCK 8:15 / 815 HRS / ARRIVAL 09:45 / 945HRS
DEPARTURE FROM PORT BLAIR TO HAVELOCK 14:00 / 1400 HRS / ARRIVAL 15:45 / 1545HRS
DEPARTURE FROM HAVELOCK TO PORT BLAIR 16:00 / 1600 HRS / ARRIVAL 05:30 / 1730HRS
DEPARTURE FROM HAVELOCK TO PORT BLAIR 10:15 / 1015 HRS / ARRIVAL 13:15 / 1315HRS
Fare: Rs.1075 for Premium class, Rs.1350 for Delux class , Rs.1750 for Royal class
COASTAL CRUISE was built in Singapore under international standard of Bureau Veritas (register classification). It is also fitted with internationally accepted safety measures having modern communication system which keeps her in touch with the world. Manned & managed by highly competent technical and professional officials. She is 35 meter long with well furnished interiors; consisting of 2 Upper & Lower Deck divided into four classes (Executive, Lounge, Premiere and Coastal). A centralized announcement system and beautifully designed well equipped food -kiosk inside the vessel.
The cruising speed will be 25 knots (45 Kmph). The gentle movement of the vessel will keep you comfortable, coze and in an ecstatic mood throughout the journey. To enhance your mood we also have audio visual entertainment facilities onboard. The vessel is enclosed entirely with picturesque windows which give a panoramic view of the entire sea and the flora and fauna of our beautiful Island. She has a seating capacity of 218 seats. Our professional and competent Hospitality Executives will be available throughout the journey for your assistance. Safety is our Top Priority.
Ferry Schedule (Dec-Feb)
Port Blair – Havelock : 07:30 Hrs (Dep) – (Arr) : Havelock : 09:00 Hrs
Port Blair – Neil : 07:30 Hrs (Dep) – (Arr) : Neil : 10:15 Hrs
Havelock – Neil : 09:30 Hrs (Dep) – (Arr) : Neil : 10:15 Hrs
Havelock – Port Blair : 09:30 Hrs (Dep) – (Arr) : Port Blair : 12:00 Hrs
Neil – Port Blair : 10:40 Hrs (Dep) – (Arr) : Port Blair : 12:00 Hrs
Port Blair – Havelock : 13:15 Hrs (Dep) – (Arr) : Havelock : 14:45 Hrs
Port Blair – Neil : 13:15 Hrs (Dep) – (Arr) : Neil : 16:15 Hrs
Havelock – Neil : 15:30 Hrs (Dep) – (Arr) : Neil : 16:15 Hrs
Havelock – Port Blair : 15:30 Hrs (Dep) – (Arr) : Port Blair : 18:00 Hrs
Neil – Port Blair : 16:45 Hrs (Dep) – (Arr) : Port Blair : 18:00 Hrs
The vessel is approved by I R S X Class & M M D Port Blair meeting all their stringent requirement in regard to safety and speed of vessel as well as passenger dually Monitored by Germany based DNV.
The Youngest Passenger ferry in the Andaman and the crown ship of the company, our motto is to make the souvenir voyages for you in time and every time.