Navy Chief’s Son Starts Speedboat Service.

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Navy Chief’s Son Starts Speedboat Service.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Oct 16, 2016 3:26 pm

Yet another speedboat company going out to the islands . It's getting awfully crowded out there.

Navy Chief’s Son Starts Speedboat Service.
by Phan Soumy | October 4, 2016 | អានជាភាសាខ្មែរ

A new speedboat company started by Tea Vichet, the son of navy commander Tea Vinh, will begin offering regular service connecting Sihanoukville with popular island getaways Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem today.

The company will charge $20 for its four daily departures on its two 25-seat and one 50-seat speedboats, said Heng Kimsor, general manager of Mr. Vichet’s GTVC. That’s the same round-trip price as its speedboat competitors on the coast...

Tang Sochetkresna, director of the Preah Sihanouk provincial tourism department, said 42 boat operators already ply the route, but that GTVC’s boats were faster and newer...

https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/navy ... ce-118800/

Previously, GTVC had been specializing in private charters since June 2016 : http://www.sihanoukville-cambodia.com/s ... -boat.html
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Re: Navy Chief’s Son Starts Speedboat Service.

Post by Raybull » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:46 pm

There's a lot to be said regarding the various speedboat operators, but not on the record. Some have to ability to offer below cost service to push others to fold. We'll see how it plays out.
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Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:23 am

How did Navy Chief's son get the money to buy those speedboats? Oops, too many questions, sorry. I hate those islands. Way too crowded now. They were initially nice because they were secluded and except for a handful of foreign tourists, were pretty empty. Now they're pretty much overrun by both local and foreign visitors. I guess in 10 years they'll be nice, but for different reasons (paved roads, nicer resorts etc). Ko Chang could serve as a decent reference point to the clueless authorities.
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Re: Navy Chief’s Son Starts Speedboat Service.

Post by Luigi » Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:27 am

Those 350 Verado's are extremely well engineered & super quiet. Still at 4500RPM they are burning 53LPH X 3 = 159LPH. Plus a very expensive maintenance schedule.
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Post by obelisks » Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:38 pm

it would be nice if they could reinstate the service between Koh Kong and Snookyville. It was much more pleasant and interesting to go by boat than by bus.
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Post by Duncan » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:13 pm

obelisks wrote:it would be nice if they could reinstate the service between Koh Kong and Snookyville. It was much more pleasant and interesting to go by boat than by bus.



Yea, especially in the rainy season when a storm hit the coast and big waves hit the boat at a 45 degree angle and the boat is top heavy with all the produce. You look out the window and see nothing but water and wonder if you are in a submarine . Then you look around for the life jackets but there are none and it makes you wonder [ in the kingdom of wonder ] [ WHY ] the fuck you did not swim or take a airplane. Anything to avoid the smell of spew from the Cambodians that have just had a big feed of prohock and ??? before they got on the submarine . Oh and the toilet smell is still imprinted into my brain after 12 years of memory. Good-bye fucking submarine I'll take a bus anyday.
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Post by Username Taken » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:48 pm

obelisks wrote:it would be nice if they could reinstate the service between Koh Kong and Snookyville. It was much more pleasant and interesting to go by boat than by bus.
The only one that was pleasant was the one with the open deck where you could sit or stand and make an easy escape (if necessary). The other ones that looked like an airplane with no wings were deaths traps, designed for river travel not open sea.
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Post by obelisks » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:12 pm

Duncan wrote:
obelisks wrote:it would be nice if they could reinstate the service between Koh Kong and Snookyville. It was much more pleasant and interesting to go by boat than by bus.



Yea, especially in the rainy season when a storm hit the coast and big waves hit the boat at a 45 degree angle and the boat is top heavy with all the produce. You look out the window and see nothing but water and wonder if you are in a submarine . Then you look around for the life jackets but there are none and it makes you wonder [ in the kingdom of wonder ] [ WHY ] the fuck you did not swim or take a airplane. Anything to avoid the smell of spew from the Cambodians that have just had a big feed of prohock and ??? before they got on the submarine . Oh and the toilet smell is still imprinted into my brain after 12 years of memory. Good-bye fucking submarine I'll take a bus anyday.

the bottom line is were there ever any accidents or fatalities ? Did anyone ever drown taking those ferries. I would rather suffer from the smell of spew any day than risk travelling with some of the kamikaze bus drivers on this route

Fatal tourist bus crash
One Russian tourist died instantly and 46 other passengers – largely foreigners – were injured and rushed to hospital yesterday afternoon when a tourist bus spun off the road and slammed into a house while en route from Sihanoukville to a destination in Koh Kong, officials said
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/f ... -bus-crash
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Post by Username Taken » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:17 pm

^^ There was a time when taking the road wasn't an option.
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Re: Navy Chief’s Son Starts Speedboat Service.

Post by Duncan » Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:34 pm

Username Taken[b] wrote:^^ There was a time when taking the road wasn't an option[/b].

Yep , there was a time when you had to decide whether to take the submarine or a minibus and also walk.

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