Seychelles has been complemented by the region for its standard of ferry services being offered between its main islands. The one hour run between Mahe and Praslin islands, as well as the fifteen minutes service between Praslin and La Digue, are seen as a model in standard and service.
Both Inter Island Boats and the Inter Island Ferry services are today recognized as regional examples and are mentioned in maritime conferences as success stories. Both companies owned by the Joe Albert and William Rose groups of companies have been able to build dedicated fleet sizes, enabling them to provide a professional service for the benefit of the people of Seychelles.
Ferry disasters resulting in drowning, make news in many countries, but the Seychelles professional approach to its ferry service continues to provide a seven day service, 365 days of the year. The published time table is always respected and the ferry company owners are even able to sustain maintenance schedules without any disturbance, because of their current fleet size.
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