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‘TIIU’ UNDERGOES SEA TRIALS
Sefine Shipyard’s latest Ro-Pax ferry,
the LMG-designed ‘Tiiu’, is currently
undergoing sea trials before being
delivered to the Port of Tallinn, Estonia
later this year.
Once delivered, she will be put into
service operating along the Rohuküla-
The ‘Tiiu’ is the second of two double-
ended ferries for the Port of Tallinn. The
first vessel, named ‘Leiger ’, was launched
on February 29, 2016.
The pair are both 114 metres long and
19.2 metres in beam. They can carry 700
passengers and 150 car units.
Both vessels are expected to be
delive red in the second half of 2016.
VICTORIA HARBOUR FERRY ADDS
TO ITS ELECTRIC FERRY FLEET
Victoria Harbour Ferry has added two
new zero-emission electric ferries to its
fleet in western Canada.
The Canadian company, which
received its first electric passenger vessel
last summer, will use its expanded fleet to
carry passengers o n a 60-minute cruise of
the Gorge Waterway.
“We’ve been experiencing growing
demand across our operations and
decided to expand our fleet of electric
vessels rather than bring more diesel
boats into service,” Nick Samsom,
president of Victoria Harbour Ferry,
told The Times Columnist.
“The move to electric boats makes
economic sense for our company and it
aligns with our commitment to keep the
w aterway clean and pristine.”
The boats are built by Californian
builder, Duffy Electric Boats. The vessels
travel at five knots and operate for up to
160 kilometres on a single charge The 10-
passenger ferries are powered by 2.6kW
electric engines – over the course of their
operating season between May and
October, the fleet of three will save an
equivalent of 8,000 litres of diesel,
according to The Columnist.
USA-BUILT RO-PAX DELIVERED
A 71-metre-long passenger ferry, the
‘Woods Hole’, has been delivered to the
Steamship Authority of Woods Hole,
The ferry has the capacity to carry 384
passengers, 55 automobiles or 10
eighteen-w heel tractor -trailers.
She has a beam of 19.5 metres, a
draught of 3.2 metres and a hull depth of
The vessel was christened in June, and
will run its 45-minute route to and from
Martha’s Vineyard and the commu nity of
Woods Hole. The Steamship Authority
Ferry schedule lists 14 trips daily.
The vessel offer oversized leather
reclining seats, a snack area, conference
tables and wifi stations.
‘VISION OF THE FJORDS’ DELIVERED
A new sightseeing vessel, ‘Vision of
The Fjords’, has been delivered to
Norwegian operator The Fjords.
The new hybrid-electric carbon fibre
catamaran is designed to carry 400
passengers and will operate in Nærøyfjord
on the west coast of Norway.
The 40-metre vessel features Brodrene’s
“Seasight” design, created for an
impro ved sightseeing experience .
‘Vision of The Fjords’ is equipped with
an electric hybrid propulsion system. It
has two MAN Diesel engines and two
Oswald PM 150kW electrical motors.
During sightseeing the vessel will be
powered by batteries only, w hile in transit
it can use diesel engines to increase the
r ange. The batteries can be charged ether
by on-shore power or by the engines
The vessel is built from carbon fibre
composite materials. The low weight
helps to reduce energy consumption
and lower the power and battery
The catamaran’s design also reduces
waves and wash on the vulnerable shores
of the narrow fjords.
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