SAAREMAA Will Join The STQ Fleet As Reserve Vessel

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Canadian Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) is in the final stage of acquiring double-ended ferry SAAREMAA.
The ferry, which still is in Germany, will be used as a reserve vessel for the route Matane–Baie-Comeau–Godbout.
She is expected in Québec in May, to start operations in July.

LNG ferry F.A.-GAUTHIER is out of service since mid-December, with two broken azimuth propellers. She is still being repaired at the Davie shipyard. The absence of this modern ferry on the lifeline routes has caused a lot of problems. She is expected to return at the end of August.


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Permanent sixth ferry needed for Saaremaa

According to an article (in Estonian) on the Port of Tallinn would like to have a permanent solution for the summer ferry service to the island of Saaremaa. Five ferries are in service. Now REGULA acts as backup vessel, but the company would like to have a permanent additional, sixth ferry.
A charter is actually being negotiated.
The solution of building a new ship depends on how much the Port of Tallinn receives from the State.