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20 february 2016

Second ferry for Estonia launched

Gdynia saw the launching of the ferry Piret (newbuilding no. B 616/2) on January 28. This is the second of two ferries being built at Remontowa Shipbuilding SA to the order of Finnish owner TS Laevad OU, a subsidiary of the Port of Tallinn (the ferries, will be operated under the trading name of Praamid).

The hull was built in Gdynia, on the premises of the former Gdynia Shipyard, by a subcontractor. The assembly of the hull and its launching took place in the SD II, the larger of the two graving docks of the former Gdynia Shipyard. Several days after the launching, the hull was towed to Gdansk, where it was berthed at the 400 m long quay additionally hired by Remontowa Shipbuilding SA where the shipyard along with its subcontractors, carries out completion and outfitting of the four ships - two ferries for Estonia as well as two PSV for Norwegian owners.

Let us recall, that the first ferry, the 114 m long Töll (B 616/1) was launched at Remontowa Shipbuilding late December 2015.

The ferries being built at Remontowa Shipbuilding for Estonian interests, feature 150 car units capacity, maximum number of 700 passengers accommodated (including over 500 seated), service speed of 10 knots and maximum speed of 15 knots.

The ferries are named after four Estonian mythical heroes. Orange Piret and blue livery Töll will travel between mainland Estonia and Saaremaa Island.