FSG Launches New RoRo Freight Ferry

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 30, 2019

German shipbuilding company Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) announced the christening and launch of a new 4,076 lane meter roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) freight ferry in Flensburg yard.

The ship was named “LIEKUT”, which means “straight ahead” in the local dialect of Lower German, reflecting the continued focus and endeavour of SIEM Europe and FSG.

The new vessel is the eighth Ro-Ro vessel ordered from FSG by Norwegian shipping company SIEM Europe.

The ship was launched after being officially named, building on a strong year for FSG that has seen the shipyard win awards for its work and continue to deliver world-leading RoRo and RoPax ships at the cutting edge of the market.

The godmother is Mrs. Jana Schüler, the wife of Mr. Wolfgang Schüler, who masterminded this successful RoRo design during his long tenure at FSG.

“LIEKUT” will be delivered in March 2020.

Alex Gregg-Smith, CEO OF FSG said, “We’re delighted to announce the launch of Liekut which is the eighth RoRo freight ferry we’ve designed and built for SIEM Europe.”

FSG has delivered  a total of 57 RoRo / RoPax ships between 2000 and 2019, making it  a world leader in this market segment, the company claimed.

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