All good things come in fours! СPrecision' work from Flensburger
Launch of "Seatruck Precision". Two of four ferries for Seatruck now delivered on schedule
Flensburg, March 23, 2012: The launch of Hull No. 752 went off like clockwork today at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) when "Seatruck Precision" slid smoothly into her new element to applause from builders and owners alike. The ferry, the last of four newbuildings ordered at FSG for service in the Irish Sea, is for the shipping company Seatruck Ferries Ltd.
"As with Hull No. 751 - Seatruck Performance - the name of the latest ship also appears in keeping with the programme. That's because precision is a quality feature of FSG and is just as typical of our work as being on deadline and in budget ", said shipyard Managing Director Peter Sierk. Happiness about that, however, is also tinged with a little sadness because the end of FSG's work for Sea truck Ferries is now in sight." Two of the four ordered ferries have left Flensburg in the last few months for the Irish Sea. The third ship leaves on April 12th and Seatruck Precision follows in summer", Sierk added.
The English shipping company has been a strong and reliable partner of the FSG. Peter Sierk said "we value the respect we have for each other and we are happy that our cooperation has been so successful. But that is, after all, our ideal: the customer is in the same boat as us from the moment we first talk - not just a client but, rather, a part of the Flensburg family".
These four ships are the most efficient and modern in the Seatruck fleet. At the same time they will also be the biggest ships to operate out of the northwest English port of Heysham. It was the size of this port that determined the length of the newbuildings - maximum 142 metres to allow for the greatest possible load and optimal manoeuver- ability in a port with only limited available space. That's also why the deckhouse is located forward - to guarantee unhampered loading of the upper decks. As well as being 142 m long, the ferries are 25 m wide, boast a freight capacity of 2,166 lane metres on four decks and can carry up to 151 trailers.
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