MV Bluebird based in Tanzania operates between Mwanza North Port and Bukoba Port. She runs between the two ports in 4 hours! Mwanza and Bukoba are two thriving cities on Lake Victoria on the Tanzanian side.
Mwanza is a port city on the shore of Lake Victoria, in northern Tanzania. It's ringed by green hills. They city is known for unusual rock formations like Bismarck Rock, near the North Port. In the center of town are colonial buildings like the crumbling hilltop Dr. Robert Koch's House. The 1935 Indian Public Library, mosques and Hindu temples reflect Indian influence. The Makoroboi area is full of shops...
Bukoba is a port town in northwest Tanzania on the western shore of Lake Victoria. It is the capital of the Kagera region, and the administrative seat for Bukoba Urban District.
There has not been an operational passenger ferry between the two cities for the last couple of years. Our MV Bluebird had her maiden passenger journey to Bukoba on 5th January 2018 and was received by the populace of the two cities Mwanza and Bukoba with a lot of excitement.
Our Vessel MV BlueBird Operating In Tanzania
- MWANZA Is Currently Undergoing Sea Trial,
We will Update You When Our Normal Operations Resume. Thank You! -
MV Bluebird - a Catamaran Passenger Vessel.
Length overall: 64’-8” (19.7m);
Power: 2 Volvo Penta D12 Engibe (1400 BHP)
Beam: 36’-2” (11m);
Max Speed: 27.5 kts (at full load)
Draft: 3’-5” (1.05m);
Cruise Speed: 26 kts (at full load)
Displacement: 70,000 lb (31751 kg);
Range: 26 hrs at cruise.
Fuel Capacity: 1000 gal;
Passenger Capacity: 100
Water Capacity: Unlimited, renewable
Crew: 8 crew
6Black Water Capacity
400 gal Design Standards: IMO 2008 & USCG 46t
Also in place is the following:
Life Jackets (125) and Kids (25)
Permanent Firefighting water line
Portable Fire extinguishers
Pyrotechnics: Flares (Hand held and Parachute), EPIRB
Bulwarks / Guard rails on decks and walk ways
Ramps for boarding
Comfortable reclining passenger Seats
Search lights (Fixed and portable ones)
Navigational Charts for Lake victoria
Manning list / Crew List (Interviewed Under verification by SUMATRA)