From the beginning of
2018, the People's Committee of Ha Long City (Quang Ninh
province) in coordination with the authorities have 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 level.
Halong bay tour
In addition, the city has approved 26 ships to be
transferred, change of ownership; terminated operation of 41
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 ships.
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.
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
Long also asked the Ha Long Bay Management Board to set up a
Center for Visitors to Halong Bay at Tuan Chau International
The functional agencies should intensify the inspection,
examination and strict handling of cases of non-execution
and violation of regulations on transportation in Halong bay.