February 21, 2019

RED KESTREL launched on 19 February 

After 1 year of construction on dry land, Red Funnel’s RED KESTREL is officially in the water. The ferry is under construction at Cammell Laird.

  • Trasmediterranea’s FORTUNY has been renamed CIUDAD AUTÓNOMA MELILLA.
  • The new acquisition of the Cypriot-based Salamis Lines, VIKINGLAND arrived in Perama on 19 February. The ship was purchased last January for EUR 4.95 million and is expected to enter service on the Lavrio – Limassol – Haifa run along with her fleetmates.
  • SUPERFAST XI arrived at the Victor Lenac shipyard (Palumbo Group, Rijeka , Croatia) on February 16 for a 10-day refit.
  • Tallink Grupp’s cruise ferry BALTIC QUEEN returned from Gdansk Shipyard, Poland, at the beginning of the week meaning daily ferry service on the Tallinn-Stockholm route has resumed. Many of its passenger areas were updated, technical maintenance was performed, and numerous innovative solutions were installed for increasing the ship’s energy efficiency and eco- friendliness.