Kochi: Golden Cruiser Lines has signed an agreement
with Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation
(KSINC) for starting a passenger ship service between
Thiruvananthapuram and Colombo.
agreement for the purpose was signed between KSINC managing
director K N Satheesh and Golden Cruiser Lines proprietor
Felix Chandra in the presence of Kerala Transport Minister
R Balakrishna Pillai on Sunday. KSINC is a government-owned
D''Cruz of Leans Lines will act as the agent of the Golden
Cruiser in India. The passenger ship service will operate
thrice a week from Vizhinjam Harbour to Colombo. It will
have a capacity of 500 passengers. The fare will be half
the flight fare. The ship will also have all the services
that are available on a flight.
ship will cover the distance between Thiruvananthapuram
and Kochi in six hours. The fully air-conditioned ship
will have a duty-free shop and a bar. A passenger can
carry free luggage of 100 kg.