Deck Cargo Vessel Named at STX Turku Yard

Press Release
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

A multipurpose deck cargo vessel built for Gaiamare Ltd, subsidiary of Meriaura Group was named at STX Turku Shipyard

Godmother of the vessel, Minister of Transport Merja Kyllönen, gave the ship the name “Meri”. The festive event held on the outfitting dock of the shipyard was witnessed by representatives of the client Gaiamare Ltd, the classification society Bureau Veritas and  STX Finland, as well as numerous other guests.

The multipurpose vessel MS Meri, scheduled for delivery to the client in summer 2012, is 105.4 metres long and approximately 18.8 metres wide. This modern and environmentally friendly deck cargo vessel, designed for global operation, can be utilised for a wide variety of tasks.

When delivered, she will be able to operate as a transport vessel for demanding project cargo such as offshore wind farm structures and for energy wood transport in the Baltic Sea area.

The ship which has ice class 1A is the first dry cargo vessel in the Baltic Sea built according to the Aker Arctic DAS TM design which enables the vessel to operate efficiently astern in ice.

The main engines of the vessel can use environmentally friendly bio oil as fuel. The vessel is also capable of operating in oil spill response activities.


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