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Friday, January 19, 2018

Cruiseferry News

FSG Newbuilding Northern Expedition

On Friday January 30, 2009 at approximately 9:00 a.m. a new cruiseferry for FSG`s Canadian customer British Columbia Ferry Services, Inc. (BC Ferries), will leave the Flensburger shipyard and start her voyage from Germany to British Columbia, Canada. The new 498 ft ship will accommodate 600 passengers and 130 vehicles. Among its many features, the Northern Expedition will offer 55 modern cabins for customers and an expanded range of food services and other amenities to delight local residents and tourists alike. The transfer voyage will take about 45 days.

BC Ferry to Set Sail for Canada

On Friday January 30, 2009 a new cruise ferry from ’s Flensburger Shipyard built for British Columbia Ferry Service is scheduled to leave the yard for its journey to , . The ship, Northern Expedition, is 150 m long, capable of carrying 600 passengers and 130 vehicles. It offer 55 modern cabins for customers and an expanded range of food services and other amenities. The transfer voyage will take about 45 days, and the vessel most likely will stop for refueling in , Canary Islands, Cabo Verde, Curaçao and then transit the Panama Canal and sail up the west coast of North America to .

Cruise, Ferry and Naval Projects to Get Evac Systems

Scandinavian passenger ship operators have specified Evac vacuum toilet and waste treatment for their latest newbuildings from Aker Kvaerner group yards in Finland. The 33,000gt/1,800-passenger vessel ordered by Birka Line from Aker Finnyards - dubbed the ‘Floating Caribbean’ - is designed to set new standards of year-round cruising in the Baltic after delivery in autumn 2004. An extensive range of accommodation and amenities spread over eight decks of the 11-deck ship will include a whole deck dedicated to passenger recreation and a large Spa area decorated with palms. Operating in the Baltic dictates a high priority on environmental friendliness in the design and equipment specification…

Marlink Provides Sealink to Fastnet Line

Cut    Photo courtesy Saltwater PR

Marlink, provider of maritime satellite communications, has recently secured a new three-year contract with Irish Ferry Operator, Fastnet Line. As part of the new agreement, Marlink will deliver, install and operate its innovative Sealink VSAT solution onboard Fastnet Line's flagship vessel Julia, providing the ferry operator with high-quality, reliable bandwidth for vessel management, passenger and crew applications. "In addition, Sealink(TM) will improve operational efficiency…

Ferries Features MacGregor RoRo Outfit

Brittany Ferries’ new 24,641gt RoPax ferry Armorique will shortly enter service for the Western Channel operator featuring a vehicle access outfit from MacGregor. MacGregor has unrivalled experience in developing marine cargo handling and offshore load-handling solutions, and is part of Cargotec Corporation, the world's leading provider of cargo handling solutions used in local transportation, terminals, ports, distribution centers, and ships. Armorique has been designed specifically to run between Plymouth in the UK and the Breton port of Roscoff in France.

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