Estonian ferry operator Tallink’s new car and passenger ferry MyStar will be floated out on 12 August 2021
MyStar, currently under construction at Rauma Marine Constructions’ shipyard in Finland, will be the largest car and passenger ferry built by the shipbuilder. The LNG-powered 212-m vessel will have capacity for 3,000 passengers.
The vessel’s keel has been laid and the main engines and tanks for LNG fuel installed. MyStar is currently being prepared for its christening and float-out ceremony, which will be held mid-August at Rauma shipyard, ahead of its delivery to Tallink.
“MyStar is the seventh and most energy-efficient vessel built or designed for Tallink at Rauma. As a shipbuilding company, our goal is to be the pioneer of environmentally friendly shipping, and we are proud to be driving more sustainable seafaring between Finland and Estonia together with our long-term customer,” said Rauma Marine Construction president and chief executive Jyrki Heinimaa.
MyStar is due to start operating on the Tallinn-Helsinki route in January 2022 alongside Tallink’s flagship shuttle vessel Megastar. Tallink Grupp chief executive Paavo Nõgene said the vessels operating in tandem will create “a green bridge linking Estonia and Finland.”
“We are particularly pleased that despite the difficult pandemic year behind us, we have been able to proceed with our strategic key investment projects as planned and despite all the challenges, MyStar will be completed in 2022,” he said.
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