What will be the size of the largest containerships ordered by the end of this year?

10,000 TEU
12,000 TEU
15,000 TEU


September 12, 2006

Silja to retire Finnjet

Sea Containers Ltd.'s Silja Lines is pulling in its horns. Last week Aker Yards announced that a letter of intent from Silja for two Ro-Pax newbuildings had expired. Now comes word that Silja will take the legendary Finnjet out of service at the end of its present Rostock, Germany--Tallin, Estonia--St. Petersburg season. The ship will be laid up by Sea Containers in Falmouth, England.

Built in 1977, originally as a pure gas turbine powered vessel, Finnjet was fitted with an additional diesel-electric power plant in 1981 and is still one of the fastest ferries in the world.

The ship has a following of loyal fans and an unofficial fan site where you can get more details and where the latest rumor/hope is that Fjord Lines wll buy the vessel.


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