Cardinal Shipping Lines, the firm that introduced to Bicolandia MV Silangan Express 1, the biggest catamaran passenger waterjet ferry of its class in the Philippines, is soon set to roll out another catamaran fast ferry christened as MV Silangan Express 3.
The additional passenger ferry is slightly smaller than its predecessor, and is driven by the more conventional propeller type propulsion system. But it still could transport passengers from Tabaco to Catanduanes and vice-versa in less than two hours. It could carry more than 300 passengers in airconditioned accommodations.
Once operational, it is expected to depart Tabaco at 6:30 AM, and arrive in San Andres before 8:30 AM; then depart San Andres at 1:30 PM, arriving in Tabaco before 3:30 PM.
The public is advised to wait for further announcements.