Rough sea again hits ferry services to Phu Quoc

By Duong Dong   July 19, 2022 | 08:54 pm PT
Rough sea again hits ferry services to Phu Quoc
High-speed boats to Phu Quoc Island anchor at Rach Gia Port due to bad weather, July 20, 2022. Photo by Duong Dong
All ferry services to and from Phu Quoc Island were suspended for the second time in a week Wednesday due to rough seas.

On average, there are 30 daily ferry and boat trips carrying tourists from Rach Gia and Ha Tien towns to Phu Quoc, a tourist hotspot famous for long, sandy beaches and luxury resorts.

Under the influence of the southwest monsoon, the coast from Ca Mau to Kien Giang was hit by heavy rains, strong winds and rough seas since Wednesday, with waves climbing to 1.5 meters.

Tran Van Tai, director of the Port Authority of Kien Giang Province, home to Phu Quoc, said boat services would resume when the weather eases, and affected passengers would get full refunds.

Earlier boat services had been suspended for three days from July 11, leaving some 41,000 visitors stuck on the island.

Phu Quoc has entered the peak summer travel season, but May-October is also the rainy season there.

It received 1.4 million tourists in the first half of this year.

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