Peng Chau Kaito Ltd

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Peng Chau Kaito Limited is a small kai-to ferry operator in Hong Kong. The company runs services between Peng Chau and Discovery Bay with occasional stops at the Trappist Monastery on Lantau Island,[2] as well as the route between Discovery Bay and Mui Wo.[1] The main route between Peng Chau and Discovery Bay received an estimated 1,420 passngers per day in 2013.[3] The company also offers vessel hire. The routes which serve Peng Chau make use of the Peng Chau Public Pier.

Service

In 2012, the company was granted permission from the government to reduce the frequency of its route between Discovery Bay and Mui Wo to reduce costs which had risen due to an increase in fuel prices.[1] The service was suspended the following year as a result of extra requirements the government imposed in the wake of the 2012 Lamma Island ferry collision.[4][5]

Fleet

The company maintains a fleet of 3 vessels:

  • Wing Yip No.10 (永業10號)
    • Built in 1990, the launch was produced in Guangdong Province, CHina. The vessel serves mainly the Peng Chau >> Trappist Monastery >> Discovery Bay route. Registration number: A5573
  • Ma Wan No.1 (馬灣1號)
    • Built in 1995 in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, China. The ferry has an air-conditioned lower deck. The vessel mainly runs the route between Mui Wo and Discovery Bay. Registration number: A9433
  • Sing Way 3 (聲威3號)
    • Serves the Peng Chau >> Trappist Monastery >> Discovery Bay route. Registration number: A6093

Fare

The following table outlines the fare for the Peng Chau >> Discovery Bay route.

Peng Chau to Discovery Bay service
Adult $6.5
Child(between 1 and 5 years) $3
Bicycles / animals $6
Octopus card is not usable on this service
Passengers are required to pay in cash on board

References

  1. ^ a b c "Discovery Bay to Mui Wo ferry operator reduces weekday services". South China Morning Post. South China Morning Post. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Kaito Ferry Service Details". Transport Department. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  3. ^ "External Ferry Services for Lantau" (PDF). https://www.devb.gov.hk. Development Bureau. Retrieved 8 November 2019. External link in |website= (help)
  4. ^ Lee, Ada (18 September 2013). "Discovery Bay-to-Mui Wo ferry service to close". South China Morning Post. South China Morening Post. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  5. ^ "No more ferry between Lantau and Discovery Bay | Coconuts Hong Kong". Coconuts. 2 January 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2019.

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