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A traditional wooden boat with full of safety equipment!

Calypso boat is designed and constructed parallel to sea tide system and Halong typical tide diurnal system and seasonal weather of Halong Bay . Below is the factsheet about safety of the Calypso Cruise
Year in operation: 2009
Length: 33m (10.06ft)
Width: 8m (2.44ft)
Desk 1: 8 luxury cabins 
Desk 2: 4 luxury cabins (2 cabins with connecting doors), Bar and restaurant
Sundeck: Tanning chairs, wooden bar
Cabins: 12 / Facilities: comfort bedding, Air-con, Private Bath, bar, and rustic rattan furnishings
Generator: 4.500KVA
Cruising speed: 12 nautical knots per hour
Crew: 10 persons

Certificate and Licence:

  • Seaworthiness certificate       
  • Stability certificate                   
  • Operating Licence
Check by:
  • Checks by the Ministry of Transport 
  • Checks by the Health Authority     
  • Checks by the Ministry of Tourism
Safety Management - Procedures and Documentation:
  • Adequate, current and appropriate Insurance
  • Current and valid Operating Licences 
  • The company has documented safety management systems
  • Dry dock inspection completed and any defects rectified
  • There is a documented, planned servicing and maintenance schedule for all machinery and equipment including engines, bilge pumps etc.
  • There is a procedure for reporting, recording and rectifying faults found during day to day inspections and checks
  • There are documented emergency procedures for fire control and vessel evacuation
  • All crew are trained in emergency procedures 
  • There are processes for recording and investigating emergencies, accidents and illness on board
  • Crew records are complete and up to date (includes experience, qualifications, emergency procedure, fire drill and first aid training)
  • The engine is well maintained and there is auxiliary engine power in case of main engine failure
  • There is a remote fuel cut off outside the engine room
  • The engine space is clean, free from grease/oil/fuel spillages and leaks 
  • Fuel/oil storage is satisfactory with storage tanks and fuel pipes in good condition
  • The engine space is well separated from the accommodation areas
  • Smoke/heat detectors are fitted in the engine space
  • There is an automatic extinguishing system in the engine space
  • There are appropriate fire extinguishers in the engine space
  • There is a bilge pump which can be operated by the main engine,
  • Auxiliary engine or manually 
  • All gas cylinders and pipes are secured in position, properly connected,in good condition and safely stored
  • Areas where gas is used are well ventilated with gas detectors fitted
  • The vessel is watertight with portholes below main deck closed fast,watertight doors in place and all deck hatches secure
  • All watertight and fire safety doors are fully operational
  • Steering gear is set up and there are clear views from the steering positions
  • Adequate reverse engine, anchor and mooring ropes are in place to slow, stop and secure  the vessel
  • There is a VHF (Very High Frequency) radio with adequate range and power supply
  • The radar is fully operational
  • All navigation lights are working
  • There is an effective horn or whistle which can be used to signal to other ocean traffic
  • There is an automatic fire detection system installed throughout the vessel and it is in full working order
  • The fire alarm control panel is in a clearly visible location and all indicators show the system is working
  • Smoke detectors are fitted to all cabins, passageways and public rooms
  • Heat detectors are fitted to kitchens and engine room
  • There are adequate fire alarm sounders and call points throughout the vessel
  • There is emergency lighting throughout the vessel which is in working order
  • There are adequate extinguishers, hydrants and hoses distributed throughout the vessel (check dates they were last serviced)
  • There is a fire pump (main and/or portable)
  • Exit routes are clearly signed and available for use
  • There is adequate fire separation throughout the vessel
  • There are Emergency Notices on boat which detail what to do in case of fire and other emergencies such as vessel evacuation
  • All fire safety equipment is maintained and tested and records are kept
Accommodation / Passenger Care
  • There are adequate buoyancy aides for all passengers and crew
  • Location of life jackets is clearly signed and accessible
  • Cabins, passageways and public areas are free from hazards
  • All stairs have handrails and are free from trip hazards
  • Deck railings are adequate in height and secure
  • Steep steps are adequately marked and have non slip surfaces
  • Embarkation and disembarkation of passengers is always supervised and aided by crew
  • First Aid kits are fully stocked and carried on board
  • The accommodation areas including cabins, public areas and passageways are free from oil/fuel and other odours
  • Water on board is adequately treated
  • All crew are trained, qualified and experienced for their role 
  • Gangway security is in place when the boat is docked
  • Security / fire patrols are carried out throughout the night

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