About MV AmaniMV Amani since her launch in 2012 operates in Kampala, from Portbell. Port Bell is a small industrial centre in the greater metropolitan Kampala area, in Uganda. Port Bell has a rail link and a railroad ferry wharf used for International traffic across Lake Victoria to Tanzania and Kenya. MV Amani has brought a passenger presence to the port which had for ages settled down to handling of only freight.
1. Floating Cruise -(Minimum 3 hours)Here you keep on the ferry. Enjoy your drinks, food and music entirely on board from pickup to drop-off.
2. Destination cruiseThis is ideal for groups desiring to spend more time out. We transfer you to a close destination of your choice, drop you off and get you back on the ferry when you are ready to return later in the day. Destinations include:
3. Full day useIdeal and applicable for long trips like to Kalangala, Jinja.
Extra’s: Meals and beverages are tailored to our customer needs. Music and entertainment is also tailored per customer requests.
MV Amani - a Catamaran Passenger Vessel.
- Length overall: 64’-8” (19.7m);
- Power: 2 CAT 3406B (500 BHP)
- Beam: 36’-2” (11m);
- Max Speed: 20 kts (at full load)
- Draft: 3’-5” (1.05m);
- Cruise Speed: 18 kts (at full load)
- Displacement: 70,000 lb (31751 kg);
- Range: 20 hrs at cruise
- Fuel Capacity: 1000 gal;
- Passenger Capacity: 130
- Water Capacity: Unlimited, renewable
- Crew: 10 crew
- 6Black Water Capacity
- 400 gal Design Standards: IMO 2008 & USCG 46t
- Life rafts
- Life Jackets (150) and Kids (25)
- Permanent Firefighting water line
- Portable Fire extinquishers
- Pyrotechnics: Flares (Hand held and Parachute), EPIRB
- Lifebouys (2)
- Bulwarks / Guard rails complete
- Ramps for boarding
- Seats for 1st and 2nd Class complete
- Sun glare blinds to protect bridge instruments
- Safety posters
- Search lights (Fixed and portable ones)
- Navigational Charts for Lake victoria
- Manning list / Crew List (Interviewed Under verification by Ministry of Works Uganda)
- Wash rooms (3)
On board MV Amani is modern state of the art Safety equipment; Radar, Echo Sounder and computerized satellite system that communicates between the ferry and the office and controls weight loading and chatted routes.