Germany’s Flensburger Schiffbau-GmbH & Co. KG recently laid the keel for Yard No. 747, the second in a series of four Roll-on/Roll-Off ferries for Seatruck Ferries. Just days prior to the keel laying, the German shipyard launched the first in the series, the Seatruck Progress.
The keel laying ceremony for Yard No. 747 and the launching of Seatruck Progress can be seen Flensburger's website at http://www.fsg-ship.de/198-1-Latest-Videos.html.
Seatruck Ferries will add the four new ships to its all freight service on the Irish Sea over the next year. Each 18,920 gt vessel is 142m x 25m, with a capacity of 2,166 lane meters, 151 trailers and a service speed of 21 knots. Installed propulsion power will be 16,000 kW at 500 rev/min.
The vessels are classed by DNV as +1A1, General Cargo Carrier RoRo, EO, TMON, DG-P.
September 4, 2011