Tirrenia Ro-Ro Launched

The Onorato family ordered two Ro-Ros from FSG, Flensburg, for charter to Italian ferry company Tirrenia with the 32,770gt/2018 built Alf Pollak being completed during summer 2018. The second vessel, the Maria Grazia Onorato, was launched at FSG on 2nd August 2018. The second ship launch probably saw the first time that a newbuild has included a political statement. When shipowner Vincenzo Onorato launched the vessel he also embarked upon a petition in support of Italian seafarers on Italian ships. The ship’s hull displayed the slogan “Onorato for the Italian Seafarers” in Italian. Each ship will offer 4,076 lanemetres of capacity, equivalent to 283 trailers. Both ships will enter service from Catania in 2018. The Onorato family has also confirmed an order for 4 Ro-Pax ferries with a Chinese shipyard and that the group is also in discussion with various shipyards for the construction of three new port tugs to be deployed in Sardinia.

Ceremony for Honfleur

 

Ship Show

On 6th August Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) started to assemble the hull of Brittany Ferries’ first LNG-powered ship, the Honfleur (above), at its yard in Flensburg, Germany. The occasion was marked by the traditional keel-laying and coin ceremony.

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