Keel-laying of SeaRoad roro

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The keel-laying of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) newbuild 784 for Tasmania’s SeaRoad took place on 27 February.  The LNG-powered vessel will be named SEAROAD I.

The first module, weighing more than 154 tonnes was lowered onto a pallet by crane and a coin was placed under the keel for good fortune.  The nails were hammered into the keel-laying plate by Philipp Maracke, Managing Director of FSG Nobiskrug Holding, Chas Kelly, CEO SeaRoad, Tony Johnson, Technical Marine Manager SeaRoad, and Dustin Lind, the youngest trainee at FSG.

The new roro ferry will sail on the Bass Strait between Devonport and Melbourne.

SEAROAD I will join SEAROAD MERSEY II in Q2 2024, replacing the chartered LIEKUT.  LIEKUT is a 4,076 lane-metre ro-ro also built by FSG.

The EUR 100 million contract is financed by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.


  • Gross Tonnage 43,100 GRT
  • Length 210 metres
  • Width 29.30 metres
  • Power main engines 2 x 10,300 kilowatts
  • Speed 22.5 knots
  • Cargo Capacity 3,722 lane metres plus capacity for 101 cars
    (= 4,227 lane metres in total)  Ship will be able to accommodate heavy cargo weighing up to 100 tonnes.
  • Cabins 25 (27 berths)

Photos: Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG)

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) and Oceanex sign MoU for the design of a climate-neutral and highly efficient ConRo vessel

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During a German delegation trip to Canada, FSG Managing Director Philipp Maracke together with Sid Hynes, Executive Chairman of Newfoundland based Oceanex Inc., signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the innovative design of a climate-neutral and highly efficient ConRo vessel, critical to future vessel replacement planning at Oceanex.

Alternative fuels such as hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, synthetic and biofuels will be studied.

Oceanex has already two FSG-built conro’s in its fleet (rendering).

FSG Delivers LEEVSTEN Charterer Unknown

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The German shipyard Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft has just completed and delivered a vessel renamed LEEVSTEN, which is the seventh ro-ro ship handed over to SIEM.

Several media reported recently that Fratelli Onorato could be the charterer of this unit (since the fifth and the sixth, respectively renamed ALF POLLAK and MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO had been bare boat chartered to the Vincenzo Onorato-controlled company) but several sources in Italy deny this possibility, even if some negotiations were effectively ongoing in the recent past and the light blue coloured funnel of the vessel may be a clear sign of that.

The eighth vessel for Siem will be launched at the end of October at the same shipyard based in Flensburg.

Tennor Holding Takes Full Ownership Of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft

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Investor Lars Windhorst has completely taken over the Flensburg shipbuilding company. His investment company Tennor Holding B.V. confirmed it has now become the sole owner of the German shipyard FSG, after acquiring all remaining shares in FSG from the former owners, Siem Europe Sarl.

In February of this year, Tennor (formerly Sapinda Holding) became the principal shareholder.

Siem Europe will continue to work closely with Tennor alongside other FSG customers and suppliers to ensure the long term growth and prosperity of the business.


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Tirrenia Cargo’s First Of Two Ro-Ro’s Launched In Flensburg

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft launched the first of two ro-ro ships for the SIEM Group, which will charter out the vessel on long-term bareboat charter to Tirrenia, a brand of the Onorato group.
The ALF POLLAK will be delivered in October 2018, and will be one of the largest ro-ro’s in the Med. Capacity will be 310 semi-trailers on 4,076 lane meter of garage deck.

The ship has been named after a close friend of Vincenzo Onorato. He was the first German tour operator to represent Moby Lines.