From the beginning of
2018, the People's Committee of Ha Long City (Quang
Ninh province) in coordination with the authorities
stopped 36 cruise ships and 15 crew members
operating on Ha Long Bay, decided the time limit for
the operation for 70 wooden cruise ships built in
2002 or earlier that have renewed the outer skin
In addition, the city has approved 26 ships to be
transferred, change of ownership; terminated
operation of 41 ships.
According to the People's Committee of Ha Long City,
there are currently 504 cruise ships and 68
speedboats operating on
Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long
Bay, of which 478 vessels are operating in Ha Long
Bay. There are no yacht or sailing boat licensed to
operate in the bay.
At a meeting on assessing the state management of
cruise ships, boats in Ha Long Bay, the chairman of
Quang Ninh People's Committee Nguyen Duc Long noted
the management of Ha Long Bay not to increase the
number of cruise ships according to the direction of
the province, replace the wooden boats with iron
Quang Ninh Provincial People's Committee Chairman
Nguyen Duc Long emphasized that newly built ships
must meet higher quality requirements and improve
capacity to reduce the number of ships.
Halong bay tours
In the adjustment plan, management of canoe and
kayaks should be added, and a detailed schedule
should be put in place for high-quality ships, study
the planning of the wharf area, supplement the tall
on cruise ships operating on the bay.
Long also asked the Ha Long Bay Management Board to
set up a Center for Visitors to Halong Bay at Tuan
Chau International Passenger Dock.
The functional agencies should intensify the
inspection, examination and strict handling of cases
of non-execution and violation of regulations on
transportion in Halong bay.