Boreal Orders A Series Of Ferries

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The Norwegian company ordered its largest-ever ferries at the Turkish Sedef Shipyard.
Two big units of 109m will be built, for the route Molde – Vestnes.
A smaller 80.5m unit has also been ordered for Tjotta – Forvik.
There is an option for two more vessels.
All ferries are being designed by Multi Maritime.


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  • One of ferry operator CalMac’s longest serving vessels is retiring from west coast service. RAASAY served the Sconser to Raasay route for 21 years from her launch in 1976 until increased traffic from the island made her unsuitable. She was the last of eight ‘Island class’ ferries launched and is capable of carrying six cars and up to 75 passengers. RAASAY has now been handed back to owner Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) who are expected to announce a buyer for the vessel shortly.
  • FRS-owned AL ANDALUS EXPRESS, former NORD PAS-DE-CALAIS, has been chartered to ARMAS. She is needed as a replacement for a number of drydockings.
  • Ro-pax ferry ANDREAS KALVOS from Zante Ferries has been sold to Kefalonian Lines.
  • Ro-pax IONIAN SKY, laid up since a very long time, has been sold at auction to a Cypriot company.
  • The Kiel – Oslo ferry COLOR MAGIC got fined because of a multiple breach of the sulphur regulations. The measurements were done in Denmark, on the Great Belt Bridge. Color Line does not agree with the fine (of NOK 600,000) and filed a complaint. Apparently technical issues were at the basis of the problem, like malfunctioning exhaust analysers and a lack of water intake due to obstructions caused by shells.
  • Irish Ferries’ JONATHAN SWIFT is to be renamed CECILIA PAYNE for Baleària. She will enter service on June 1, between Denia and Ibiza – Palma.


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First of three Torghatten LNG ferries launched in Turkey

Watch the video of the launch of the first of a series of three LNG-electric ro-pax ferries under construction in the Turkish shipyard of Tersan.
The ships will be used on Halhjem-Sandvikvåg in Western Norway.
Torghatten Nord also has two other identical vessels being built at the Norwegian shipyard Vard Brevik. All are designed by Multi-Maritime.