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Ferries and Cruises

On 7th February 2018, Wightlink’s new environmentally-friendly ferry Victoria of Wight went down the slipway at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey, to cheers from Wightlink staff and hundreds of shipyard workers. She will become the company’s flagship on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route.

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Survitec has been awarded the contract to provide rescue boats and safety equipment for several new Ponant cruise vessels set to be delivered in 2018.

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Fincantieri has contracted TMC Compressors (TMC) to supply compressed air systems to the four vessels the Italian shipbuilder is constructing for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NCL).

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A&P Group’s Falmouth facility is part way through a repair, refit and renewal project for Condor Ferries, namely dry-docking four cross-Channel ferries back-to-back to carry out the required work.

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VARD Holdings Limited, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialised vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured a contract for the construction of one car- and passenger ferry for Boreal in Norway.

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The total number of passengers who travelled with Viking Line in 2017 was nearly 6% more than in 2016. That figure is the highest in Viking Line’s history.

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Irish Continental Group plc has recently entered into an agreement, with the German company Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & Co.KG, whereby FSG has agreed to build a cruise ferry for ICG at a contract price of €165.2 million. Upon completion, it will be the largest cruise ferry in the world in terms of vehicle capacity.

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Interior outfitters, MJM Group has secured a contract with Star Cruises which will see the company carry out its first drydock project in China.

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