Tallink Grupp Names New Vessel MySTAR
Estonian shipping company Tallink Grupp announced that the name of the new Tallinn-Helsinki route shuttle vessel MySTAR.
The new dual-fuel vessel will be built at Rauma shipyard in Finland and is due to be completed by the end of 2021.
The name for the vessel was proposed as an entry in the vessel naming competition by a Finnish national.
The shipping company ran a naming competition for the new vessel this summer and the final decision regarding the name was made by the company’s Management Board in September.
Tallink Grupp’s CEO Paavo Nõgene was delighted with the level of interest in the naming of the company’s new vessel. "We never doubted the interest people in this region have in shipping and knew that many people around the Baltic sea would take up the opportunity to write their name in the region’s shipping history by proposing the winning name to our vessel. But we never knew there were so many shipping fans also wider afield, who all submitted some great names as well," he said.
"Choosing the winning name was not easy for us as there were many great proposals, but ultimately we wanted to carry on with the tradition that our shuttle vessels are 'stars' of the Baltic Sea, so that narrowed the selection somewhat. And why we opted for MySTAR – well, because the new vessel is shaped by everyone who travels with it, so everyone can feel that this vessel is part of them," Nõgene added.