Baleària welcomes second LNG dual-fuel fast ferry

Spanish ferry company Baleària has taken delivery of Margarita Salas, its second LNG dual-fuel fast ferry.

The environmentally friendly ship was handed over to Baleària by Armón Shipyards on July 5, 2024. The handover marked a significant milestone for Armón Shipyards, representing the 1,000th delivery since the company’s founding.

Following the delivery, the newbuild departed Gijón and is en route to Barcelona.

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Set to operate on the Barcelona – Mallorca – Menorca route, Margarita Salas is equipped with four dual natural gas engines that allow it to reach speeds of 35 knots.

The 123-meter-long vessel can accommodate up to 1,200 passengers and 425 crew members.

Baleària’s pioneering LNG-powered fast ferry Eleanor Roosevelt has been operating since May 2021. The shipping company invested €90 million in this vessel, said to be the ‘world’s longest fast ferry and the first fast ferry powered by LNG’.

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