The Flensburg newbuilt LIEKUT finally found a home to operate. The roro vessel will join the SeaRoad fleet for three years, as from March 2021.
She will replace SEAROAD TAMAR on the Bass Strait (Tasmania-Australia) until SeaRoad’s new vessel is constructed.
SeaRoad’s new permanent vessel is scheduled to come online in the second half of 2023.
Ferry Shipping News asked if a ship had already been ordered. “It’s still being negotiated with shipyards,” said the SeaRoad spokesperson.
LIEKUT’s ship owners, Siem, will complete modifications in Poland prior to her delivery, including strengthening decks, installing barriers and drainage, and modifying the stern ramp to suit LIEKUT’s new home port of Devonport.