Bay Ferries’ 866 passenger capacity The Cat commenced sea trials during the week beginning 30th May, just three weeks before her debut between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine following dry docking in South Carolina. The 2007 built ferry was refloated on 1st June at Detyens Shipyard in Charleston, S.C. and is owned by the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. The service will shut down for the season at the end of September. The trials were completed successfully in early June.
Fjord1 AS’s new ferry Losna, built by the ADA Shipyard, was launched with ceremony on 28th May 2016. Two double-ended car/passenger ferries have been designed to carry 60 cars and 195 passengers. Construction of this, the second ferry (newbuild no.NB117), commenced in September 2015. The first vessel was launched in March. Sea trials commenced in June with delivery of both scheduled for July and September 2016. Both ferries are 75.80m long with a beam of 14.20m, 3.80m draught, 400t deadweight and a service speed of 13.5 knots. A total of 195 passengers and 60 cars can be carried whilst power is provided by 2 x Caterpillar C32, EPA 3, 746 kW@1800 rpm engines and two 2 x Rolls Royce AZP085 controllable pitch propellers.
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