Authorities in Quang Ninh Province, northern Vietnam are in the process of verifying an unfamiliar watercraft which looks like a 'supercar' traveling on the waters off the UNESCO-recognized Ha Long Bay.
A representative of the provincial Department of Transport told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Wednesday that the department had received reports of the watercraft.
Procedures for the operation of the waterborne vessel in Ha Long Bay have yet to be completed.
A leader of the traffic police unit under the Quang Ninh Department of Public Security said the watercraft underwent a test run and its owner, Vietyacht, recorded videos of it running in Ha Long Bay for advertising.
However, local authorities have suspended the test run and required Vietyacht to take the watercraft onshore.
Vietyacht has transported the ‘supercar’ to Hanoi.
|A screenshot captured from a video shows a watercraft which looks like a ‘supercar’ and can run at high speed on water.|
The company has publicized many photos and videos about the trial operation of the watercraft in Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province this month on its Facebook page.
It also uploaded photos of the vessel, named REVOLUX S9.0, on its website, saying that it is the first ‘water supercar’ launched by VietBoat, an arm of Vietyacht, and has had a great performance in the waters off Ha Long Bay.
Many videos on social media showed that people on the 'water supercar' did not wear life jackets while the watercraft was running at high speed.
According to the Quang Ninh Inland Waterway Port Authority, it is used for entertainment in water.
However, the owner must register the operation time and routes, and meet safety and fire prevention and fighting requirements to put the watercraft into service.
|A screenshot from a video shows that people on a ‘water supercar’ do not wear life jackets while running it at high speed.|