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FSG announces christening and launch latest freight ferry

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. (FSG), the German shipyard owned by the global investment company Tennor Holding B.V. today announces the christening and launch of a new 4,076 lane meter roll-on, roll-off (‘RoRo’) freight ferry in Flensburg.

This vessel is the eighth Ro-Ro vessel ordered from FSG by Norwegian shipping company SIEM Europe.

The ship was named “LIEKUT”, which means “straight ahead” in the local dialect of Lower German, reflecting the continued focus and endeavour of SIEM Europe and FSG. The ship was launched after being officially named, building on a strong year for FSG that has seen the shipyard win awards for its work and continue to deliver world-leading RoRo and RoPax ships at the cutting edge of the market.

The godmother is Mrs. Jana Schüler, the wife of Mr. Wolfgang Schüler, who masterminded this successful RoRo design during his long tenure at FSG.

“LIEKUT” will be delivered in March 2020.

Alex Gregg-Smith, CEO OF FSG said, “We’re delighted to announce the launch of Liekut which is the eighth RoRo freight ferry we’ve designed and built for SIEM Europe.”

The key details of the Ro-Ro ferries:

Length: 209.79 m
Width: 26.00 m
Speed: 21.3 kn
Load capacity: 11,900 t
Draught: 6.80 m
Lane meter: 4076
Trailer capacity: 283

With a total of 57 RoRo / RoPax ships delivered between 2000 and 2019, the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft is a world leader in this market segment.