The India built MV Ma Lisha, a ferry vessel, arrived in Guyana on Thursday April 6. The India High Commission issued a release on the arrival of the vessel.
It states: The new ferry that will operate from Georgetown to the North West district has docked in Port Georgetown. The vessel was built in India under a US$12.77 million Grant/Line of Credit line from the government of India. Region One Chairman Brentnol Ashley is seen here posing infront of the vessel in Georgetown. This 70-metre-long vessel, with a speed of 15 knots, is expected to cut the travel time from Georgetown to the North West in half. The two vessels currently plying the route take about 24 hours. The vessel is designed to carry 294 passengers, 14 vehicles, two fully-loaded trucks, 10 containers and also includes a refrigerated area. It has the capacity to carry 250 tonnes and complies with all international regulations.