Cotai Water Jet
|Cotai Water Jet|
|Portuguese||jacto de água cotai|
|English||Cotai Water Jet|
Cotai Water Jet (Chinese: 金光飛航; Portuguese: jacto de água cotai) is a company that operates high-speed ferry services between the Special Administrative Regions of Macau and Hong Kong. It is one of the two companies operating high-speed ferry services between the two territories - the other one being TurboJET.
The Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal in Macau is used by this ferry route to enable easy access to The Venetian Macao in Cotai, although it is also chosen by some because of its proximity to Taipa, Cotai and Coloane in comparison to the Terminal Marítimo used by TurboJET on the Macau Peninsula. The Cotai Water Jet is a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands.
- 1 Current Routes
- 2 Fleet
- 3 Ticketing Offices
- 4 Accidents
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal, Macau ↔ Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong
- Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal, Macau ↔ Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong
- Taipa Temporary Ferry Terminal, Macau ↔ Skypier, Hong Kong International Airport, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
- Terminal Marítimo, Macau ↔ Hong Kong–Macau Ferry Terminal, Hong Kong 
Brand of Vessels
- Austal 48: 47.5m length, 70 (net) tonnes, 411/413/417 passengers cartamaran. Propelled by waterjets powered by quadruple MTU 16V 4000 M70 diesel engines, rated at 2320 kW each. Cruising speed at 42 knots. Built by Austal Shipyard of Australia.
List of Vessels
There are all together 14 vessels:
- THE GRAND CANAL SHOPPES
- THE VENETIAN
- THE COTAI STRIP EXPO
- SHOPPES COTAI CENTRAL
- COTAI CENTRAL
- SHOPPES FOUR SEASONS
- THE PLAZA
- COTAI STRIP COTAIARENA
- COTAI STRIP COTAIGOLD
- GOURMET DINING
- MARCO POLO
- ST. MARK
- CASTELLA SQUARE
- DI MODA SQUARE
Rented vessels (all returned in early 2009)
- Lian Shan Hu: 39.5m length, 338 passengers cartamaran. Propelled by waterjets powered by twin MTU 16V 396 TE 74L diesel engines, rated at 1580 kW each. Maximum speed at 32 knots. Built by Austal Shipyard of Australia.
- Nan Gui: 40.1m length, 338 passengers cartamaran. Propelled by waterjets powered by twin MTU 16V 396 TE 74L diesel engines, rated at 1825 kW each. Maximum speed at 32 knots. Built by Austal Shipyard of Australia.
This is a list where passengers can buy tickets to Cotai Water Jet.
- Cotai Travel (Shop1028)
- Concierge Desk (Hotel Lobby, Level 1)
- Concierge Desk (Hotel West Lobby, Level 1)
- Cotai Ticketing™ North and South Box Offices (Cotai Arena™, Level 1)
- Customer service counter (Di Moda Street at The Grand Canal Shoppes)
- Cotai Ticketing Call Center (Macau: +853 2882 8818 / Hong Kong: +852 6333 6660)
- Guest Services Counter, Ground Level
- CotaiTravel (Shop1030)
- Concierge Counter (Conrad Macao Lobby, Cotai Central)
- Concierge Counter (Holiday Inn Macao Lobby, Cotai Central)
- Concierge Desk (Sheraton Macao Hotel Main Lobby, Cotai Central)
- CotaiTicketing™ Box Office (Holiday Inn)
- CotaiTicketing™ Box Office (Sheraton Hotel)
- Cotai Water Jet Ticketing Counter (Departure Hall)
- Cotai Water Jet Ticketing Counter (Counter 30-31, Level 2)
- Shop 305N, 305D, 304A Shun Tak Centre, 200 Connaught Road, Sheung Wan, HK
- Shop 1-5A, 1/F China Ferry Terminal, 33 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
- Transfer Area E2, Level 5, Hong Kong International Airport Passenger Terminal Building One
- On 29 August 2009, a Cotai Water Jet bumped into a giant buoy and broke the catamaran windows with 1 injured.
- On 4 September 2009, THE VENETIAN collided with a sampan at Zhuhai waters killing 1 person.
- On 25 December 2009, COTAIGOLD collided with a Hong Kong fishing boat in Zhuhai waters near Lantau Island with 9 injured. The left bow of the catamaran was crushed and repaired later.
- Austal Website
- Oriental Daily Article, Retrieved 18:31, 30 May 2010
- China Daily Article, Retrieved 18:45, 30 May 2010
- Macau Daily Times Article, Retrieved 19:20, 29 May 2010
- Apple Daily Article, Retrieved 18:21, 30 May 2010