June 18, 2021

The world's most advanced fast ferry links the two Canarian capitals in 90 minutes – La Provincia


The catamaran 'Tagoro Volcano', the world's most advanced fast ferry, newly incorporated into the fleet ofTransmediterranean Weapons Group, since August 15, it has two daily services that connect the ports of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 90 minutes.

The departure time fromLas Palmas de Gran Canaria has been at 07:30 hours and the return from Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 12.30 hours.Regarding the second departure of the day, the Tagoro Volcano will leave at 4.30 pm and return from Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 7.00 pm, thus completing the four daily journeys between the two Canarian capitals.

The arrival of the ship constitutes, without a doubt, the great novelty of the year in regard to high-speed vessels, both for the Spanish Merchant Marine and for the European level. The Tagoro Volcano catamaran has substantial improvements in performance that include higher speed, lower fuel consumption and better stability.

It should be remembered that the impressive catamaranTagoro Volcano measures 111 meters in length and has a capacity for 1,184 passengers, 155 of them in business class and 16 crew, as well as a garage on two decks for 215 cars and 595 linear meters for road cargo. It maintains a speed of 36 knots powered by four MAN 28 / 33D STC 20V motors, with a power of 9,100 kW each, which drive the same number of water jets from the Finnish manufacturer Wärtsila.

About the Trasmediterranean Weapons Group

Naviera Armasand Trasmediterranea constitute the leading shipping group in Spain and one of the main shipping companies in Europe in the sector of maritime passenger transport and road cargo.

It carries more than 5 million passengers annually, has a fleet of 40 ships that connect the main ports of four countries and operates more than 100 passenger and cargo connections on the Balearic, Canary, Melilla, Ceuta, Morocco and Algeria routes.

The Transmediterranean Arms Group has initiated a plan to become the
First shipping group Plastic Free, for which it is carrying out a series of measures to eliminate practically all the consumption of disposable plastics in all its ships, maritime terminals and offices.

In addition, it will compensate the consumption of all types of plastics that cannot be removed today with collaborative actions with entities and organizations and NGOs that work for the care of the environment and marine fauna.

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