Ro-Ro runs aground after tow line break

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The Ro-Ro ship LIDER PRESTIJ, built in 1992 and formerly known as BENIAMINO CARNEVALE, recently grounded in Sicily.

The vessel was sold at auction by Compagnia Italiana di Navigazione and acquired by Turkish interests for EUR 3.25 million. The incident occurred while the ship was being towed to Tuzla.

Departing from Naples under tow by the tug TEDY, the vessel experienced a tow line break in high seas in the Mediterranean on Saturday. Consequently, she began drifting before running aground approximately 10 miles from Milazzo on the northern coast of Sicily on Sunday.

Italy’s coast guard reported overseeing salvage operations, initiated on Monday and successfully executed with the assistance of four tugs deployed from Rimorchiatori Augusta, a company affiliated with MSC-controlled Rimorchiatori Mediterranei.

The 1,820 lane meter vessel has been relocated to the port of Messina for thorough inspections.

Knud E. Hansen To Design The New Finnlines Ro-Ro Ships

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Knud E. Hansen has signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China, for developing the basic design of three ro-ro vessels, based on the Finnlines / Grimaldi / Knud E. Hansen design.

The vessels are based on the same hull as the Grimaldi Green 5th Generation vessels. They are sister vessels, but customized to the needs of Finnlines with regards to heavy cargo and operation in the Baltic Sea.

Some details:

  • delivery as from 2021
  • Finnish/Swedish ice class, 1A Super
  • 5,800 lane metre
  • Length over all: 238m
  • The vessels will use electricity in port, with large lithium batteries. These batteries will be recharged during navigation, through shaft generators employing a peak shaving system.
  • Air lubrication system