Previously called M/V Susitna, the ship originated from Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the US state of Alaska.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assembly unanimously approved the plan to sell the ferry to the PRC for $1.75 million or P88 million, a fraction of what the borough originally hoped to get for it.
The PRC purchased the ship last year and the vessel arrived last Dec. 2. It is docked at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone in Olongapo City.
The vessel is capable of operating both as a cargo-loaded barge that can haul itself onto shore and a twin-hulled vessel that can cut through choppy seas.
The ship can hold up to 120 passengers, 20 vehicles and has a 35-ton overall freight capacity. Its main deck can be lowered to offload equipment and land on beaches in as little as four feet of water.
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