Hong Kong's popular Star Ferry, founded by an Indian Parsee merchant, marked a first today, launching the city's first diesel-electric vessel for passengers.
The vessel is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system. This low emission, “Morning Star” ferry set sail after a six month refurbishment.
Passengers can hop on board the “Morning Star” sailing between Wan Chai and Tsim Sha Tsui from from 6:30am to 11:30pm.
The Star Ferry was set up in 1880 when Indian resident merchant Dorabjee Nawrojee Mithaiwala, began the service. His first two launches were named 'Evening Star' and 'Rising Star.' Decades later, Sir Catchick Paul Chater bought the service and operated it as the Star Ferry Company.