World's First Ferry to Run on Pure LNG Engines Christened

The first of Fjord Line’s two new cruise ferries was christened, on June 6, at Bergen Group Fosen’s Rissa shipyard in Sor-Trondelag county. The ship’s godmother Janne Johnsen, mayor of Rogaland county, christened the new vessel MS Stavangerfjord.

Stavangerfjord is the first international service passenger ferry to run on pure LNG engines.

For almost a year, all 500 permanent and contract staff at the Bergen Group Fosen shipyard have been engaged in fitting out and completing the MS Stavangerfjord and will now turn their attention to its sister ship, MS Bergensfjord.

The new ship has a deadweight of 3,900 tons and a total length of 170 meters. The ship offers 306 cabins, many of which will be suites, and can accommodate 1,500 passengers. The cargo deck has capacity for 600 personal vehicles or a smaller number in combination with larger trucks and cargo.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, June 7, 2013

Posted on June 7, 2013