Lite Ferries to launch brand new, RINA class ship ‘Lite Ferry Seven’

By PR | 02:14 PM April 21, 2023

Lite Shipping Corporation, operating under the brand name Lite Ferries, “Ang Barkong Bol-anon”, is continually expanding and bringing in World Class brand new ships to its fleet. This coming April 22, 2023 at 3:30 PM, the company is set to launch its latest brand new vessel, M/V Lite Ferry Seven.

The Blessing and Inauguration will be held onboard the vessel at the Port of Tagbilaran City with Senator Raffy T. Tulfo as Guest of Honor.

MV Lite Ferry Seven was built in China and completed in 2022. This 72- meter long coastwise Ro-Ro ferry has a GRT of 2,450 tons that can accommodate 300 passengers, 18 ten-wheeler trucks and 10 cars. It is classed by RINA of Italy and it has standard and tourist class accommodations with above MARINA standards on passage ways and bed bunks accommodation.

The launch is expected to be a grand event, with many attendees, including representatives from the maritime industry led by Marina Administrator Atty. Hernani N. Fabia and local government officials namely, Hon. Gov. Erico Aristotle Aumentado and Tagbilaran City Mayor Jane Yap.

Lite Ferries operates one of the youngest fleets in the country, with almost half of the fleet acquired brand new and one-fourth of the fleet below 20 years of age upon acquisition. This was the result of the company’s re-fleeting program the past ten (10) years.

Lite Ferries is now connecting the island of Bohol to the rest of the country. Operating in thirty-two (32) destinations.

Lite Ferries has been bridging the provinces of Sorsogon, Samar, Northern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Siquijor, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Norte as part of the Strong Republic Nautical Highway.

Marina granted the vessel pioneering status in the routes of Oslob, Cebu to Dapitan City and Dipolog City.

The company is a proud member of the Philippine Coastwise Shipping Association, Inc.

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