Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation, is pleased to announce the arrival of two more brand-new vessels, FastCat M17 & 18.
It is here to serve the needs of the traveling public and business entities nationwide through its passenger and rolling cargo services.
To date, the company already has a total of sixteen (16) vessels connecting the major islands of the country. This makes them closer to its goal of completing the fleet of 30 vessels by 2031.
In 2018, shipbuilding began through the support of one of the country’s most trusted financial institution, Land Bank of the Philippines.
FCM17 and FCM18 are set to serve the islands of Palawan, Mindoro and/or Zamboanga-Basilan. This is in addition to the routes FastCat currently operates at nationwide, using its existing fleet. These are as follows:
1.) Batangas – Calapan
2.) Bulalacao – Caticlan (with weekly special trips via Caluya, a first Class Municipality of Antique)
3.) Iloilo – Bacolod (Banago/Bredcco)
4.) Dumaguete – Dapitan
5.) Cebu – Tubigon
6.) San Carlos – Toledo
7.) Matnog – Dapdap
8.) Matnog – San Isidro
Currently, the company continues to operate nationwide to transport essential goods, front liners and authorized passengers to help keep the economy afloat. All safety and security protocols are also in place in preparation for the opening of borders, anytime it will come.
The features of the said vessels are improved versions of their sisterships, FCM15 and FCM16. To name a few, it has improved and upgraded engines with a higher horsepower, they are equipped with bow thrusters that enhances the maneuverability of the vessel and the layout of the bridge control system is improved and more equipment has been added to aid in navigation, for ease of use by our officers, and for additional safety among others.
Additionally, the company endlessly works toward the fulfillment of its brand promise of a FerrySafe, FerryFast and FerryConvenient travel experience.