HONFLEUR on the move to Poland

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HONFLEUR, the ropax ferry ordered by Brittany Ferries at Flensburger Schiffbau and completed by Fosen Yard in Rissa has been handed over to its owner Siem Industries (Seven Yield Pte Ltd)

The white ferry is expected in Gdynia, Poland for completion.

So far, we don’t know who the operator will be.

LNG RoPax (Ex-) HONFLEUR To Be Ready in Q3

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In its annual report, SIEM Industries says that, “RoPax HONFLEUR is expected to be delivered in the third quarter this year. The intention is to sell the vessel or charter it out long-term. There appears to be good demand for vessels of the HONFLEUR’s specification.”

SIEM Industries owns the ferry which was initially ordered by Brittany Ferries but then rejected after the long delays and the trouble at the FSG Shipyard. The vessel was used as part of the settlement of the Company’s historic involvement with the yard.

The vessel is currently under construction at Fosen.

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG): Transfer Company and HONFLEUR Sold

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Insolvent FSG will move the majority of its 700-people staff to a new ‘transfer’ company.

Currently the yard has no orders and no buyers.

Former owner SIEM has acquired the (unfinished) ferry that was under construction for Brittany Ferries (HONFLEUR), but which was cancelled recently. If and when the ship will be finished is so far unclear.

Investor Lars Windhorst has also announced the possible order for two ro-ro ships.


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All Hands On Deck For HONFLEUR

As part of the process to reorganise the Flensburg-based shipyard, FSG has been in negotiations with customers and suppliers since the beginning of the year. Several measures have been implemented in order to successfully achieve this target.

The ro-pax ferry for Brittany Ferries is in the process of intensive outfitting. For optimal progress of this vessel –HONFLEUR–, it was necessary to postpone the start of the production of newbuilding no. 781, the eighth ro-ro vessel for Siem.

This has led to a partial and temporary underemployment in one part of the production. For this reason, the Company’s management and Works Council have agreed to apply to the Labour Employment Agency for short-time work in this area.

The application has already been submitted. The effects on the affected area are being kept to a minimum. The majority of the affected employees will be able to bridge this period either by reducing overtime hours previously worked or will be temporarily employed in other areas of production.