June 14, Colombo: Resuming the Tuticorin-Colombo passenger ferry service that has been suspended for 20 years due to the terrorist activities, MV Scotia Prince set sail yesterday from the Tuticorin port in Tamil Nadu arrived at the Colombo Port early Tuesday morning.
Ports and Highways Deputy Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardana and other Ministry officials have welcomed the ship and its passengers to Sri Lanka.
The ship carried 500 passengers and 66 goodwill ambassadors on its maiden voyage to Colombo. The ship left Tuticorin port yesterday at 3 pm.
According to a company statement the 9-deck Scotia Prince has 317 well-designed cabins that can accommodate 1,044 passengers and carry 300 tonnes of cargo.
India’s first international passenger ferry service will sail from Tuticorin to Colombo twice a week initially.
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