Melinka at Porvenir, September 2006
|Owner:||Transbordadora Austral Broom S.A.|
|Builder:||Tracor Marine, Port Everglades, Florida, USA|
|Length:||40.5 m (132 ft 10 in)|
|Beam:||10.02 m (32 ft 10 in)|
|Depth:||3.6 m (11 ft 10 in)|
|Speed:||10.3 knots (19.1 km/h; 11.9 mph)|
|Capacity:||230 passengers, 23 vehicles|
Until about 2009 Melinka provided a daily (or near-daily) transport service across the Strait of Magellan between Tres Puentes, near Punta Arenas and Bahía Chilote, near Porvenir. Since about 2009 other ferry ships have been used, and the Melinka has been used to transport vehicles, equipment, and passengers from the mainland to Isla Riesco. However, even as late a 2013 the Melinka has been used for its traditional route between Tres Puentes and Bahía Chilote.
Melinka can transport up to 230 passengers and has a deck for approximately 23 vehicles. It also has a coffee service for passengers.
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