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THE SHIP
The Au Co ship is setting new standards of safety and luxury in the Gulf of Tonkin and setting herself apart from other Halong Bay Cruises. Her impressive external steel structure belies the innovative and luxurious Oriental design to be found within.

In the Gulf of Tonkin, we’ve found the ‘location, location, location’. But aboard The Au Co itself, we’ve created 'space, space, and more space' .
 
The ship is a remarkable 55.29m in length and 10.43m in width. Each of our 32 spacious cabins has its own private balcony or terrace – allowing unparalleled private views of the surrounding seascape. On the upper decks, our elegant restaurant and open-air bars are designed along principles of Feng Shui (or in Vietnamese ‘Phong Thuy’) to heighten our passengers’ sense of connection with the wonderful environment of the surrounding Gulf of Tonkin, as well as giving them a taste of the Orient and Vietnamese culture.
 
Through our innovative use of space, design features, and luxurious attention to detail, we aim to give our passengers a truly unique cruise experience.

No of vessels 02
Length 56m
Width 10.43 m
Depth 3.20m
Crew 45
Passenger cabins 32 all with French balcony, floor-to-celling sliding glass doors
Passenger berths 66
Build 2011
Launch Mar 2012



The Au Co strives to provide minimum impact on the local invironment and will operate under the concept of sustainable tourism. It's the owners' major goal and commitment to support local communities and conserve the beauty of the Gulf of Tonkin for future generations.
 
SERVICES AND FACILITIES
Other onboard services and facilities include:
Reception
Safe box in cabin
Pillow menu
Boutique Library
Doctor on call and first-aid kits
24-hour security
Baby sitter
Conference & meeting facilities
Tender for sightseeing
Car rental service with driver
Theme party on request
Kayaking, swimming, snorkeling and fishing equipment
Gift Shop
Sound proof system, noise reduction measures
Jacuzzi and Spa room
Portable DVD
DVD and CD selections
Board Games

ONBOARD SAFETY


The boat itself was designed by the Industrial Ship Designing Institute and is inspected by the local Maritime Registration Authority annually and certified accordingly. It is the only steel boat in Halong Bay built to meet seafaring standards. It is designed to be balanced even with a 23-degree list. The Vietnamese Marine Authorities certify all materials and equipment used in the construction of the boat construction from the steel, electrical cables and generators. Every vessel is fitted with professional marine safety equipment:  VHF Radio, GPS Plotting, Two-way radios, Water Ingress Alarm System, Anti-sinking Pump System, Fire Alarm system  System and Fire Extinguishers. The Au Co boats have double the safety coefficient required by the authorities.
 
All The Au Co vessels operate under professional daily technical supervision and ongoing maintenance schedules. Each vessel maintenance schedule includes regular monthly and bi-annual routine maintenance and an annual dry-docking to ensure all aspects of seaworthiness and accommodation are in good condition.
 
All The Au Co vessels are covered with maximum vessel insurance based on the vessel certification, including total Crew and Passenger capacity.
 
Safety on board
 
The Au Co places the highest priority on the safety and security of our vessels and all Passengers, Crew and Crew members onboard.
 
All The Au Co vessels are commanded by a Captain, and manned by a professional Deck Crew and Crew members. All Crew and Crew members have training certificates or recognized expertise accredited by the relevant Vietnamese Government Authorities.
 
Our Cruise Managers conduct a safety briefing prior to departure, which includes onboard procedures and clear instructions in case of emergency.
 
All The Au Co Crew are trained for SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) and dealing with emergencies. Refresher training and live drills are conducted every month.