Luxury cruise vessel m.v. Minerva, carrying 339 foreign tourists along with a crew of 177, dropped anchor at V.O. Chidambaranar Port here on Sunday.
The guests spent a great deal of time visiting spots in Tuticorin and neighbouring districts.
Hailing from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Ireland, New Zealand, Rumania, Ukraine and the US, they visited St. John's Church, Christ Church and cemetery at Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli district. They also paid a visit to Nellaiyappar Temple in Tirunelveli.
They were taken in eight buses to small scale units where they had a look at beedi-rolling, pappadam factory. They also visited a school at Sawyerpuram, A. Subbiah, Chairman, V.O. Chidambaranar Port, stated here on Sunday. The port provided extensive arrangements for the visitors. The Port is offering one-third special concession in berth hire charges and incentive to the agents.
Floating book fair
m.v. Logos Hope, a floating book vessel with more than 350 volunteers from fifty countries, which has visited numerous Ports in Europe, the Caribbean, West Africa and the Middle East is likely to call on at the port on the May 11. The vessel promotes international understanding and worldwide education and to enhance knowledge, help and hope to the nations across the world.
It will carry a “floating International Book Fair” with thousands of titles of books on a variety of subjects. The Port will make arrangements for allowing visitors from May 11 to 24.
Vessel promotes international understanding and worldwide education