Delivery of the World’s Most Environmentally Friendly Ferry Delayed
Bergen Group Fosen has notified Fjord Line about need of more time for testing of engines and other equipment before MS “Stavangerfjord” can be delivered. Fjord Line AS has therefore decided to postpone the first sailing with Stavangerfjord from 21 June to 14 July.
MS “Stavangerfjord” is the first of two cruise ferries currently being build by Bergen Group Fosen for Fjord Line. Bergen Group Fosen and Fjord Line will in the near future consider the necessity of a later delivery date for the next cruise ferry.
The naming ceremony for MS Stavangerfjord will take place as planned at the yard in Rissa on Thursday 6 June. The County Mayor of Rogaland, Jane Johnsen, will be the godmother of the ship.
The new ships will be 170 meters long, perfectly designed to handle North Sea waves and provide passengers with a smooth and stable voyage. The ships will each accommodate 1,500 passengers and have space for 306 cabins, 600 cars, trucks and cargo.
Press Release, May 16, 2013