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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 http://www.finnjetweb.com where you can get more details and where the latest rumor/hope is that Fjord Lines wll buy the vessel.

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