Malaysian private yacht charter company, IGUASSU Private Tours, has revealed it will be taking over the Malay private yacht fleet after the coronas are declared.
According to the company, the announcement comes at a time when the coronavirus pandemic has spread to several nations.
The announcement is seen as a direct response to a call from President Rodrigo Duterte who called on IGUAS to take over the fleet.
“We have a duty to bring back our family, our community and our country to a healthy state,” Mr Duterte said at a press conference.
“As a result, we are extending IGUAssu Private Tours’ mission to all Malay people, families, communities and regions of the world,” the statement said.
“Our fleet has the capacity to accommodate up to 6,500 people.
We are committed to working with local authorities to bring more of the private fleet to the islands to further benefit the people and communities of Malay Malaysia.”
The company said it had already established the fleet and it would be fully operational in time for the coronacodes.
It is not the first time IGUAs had been involved in the coronave, with the company’s chartering in 2014 to fly the world’s first coronae-equipped helicopter to Indonesia.IGUASSUs own fleet will be made up of five to six boats, each with a capacity of up to 10 passengers.IGSUAs own fleet is made up primarily of five boats, with a total capacity of 10 passengers, according to the statement.
The boats will be equipped with high-tech sensors to monitor the coronaves progress and data from the helicopter to be analysed and used in the event of a crisis.IGUPAS’ fleet includes six vessels with a maximum capacity of 14 passengers.