World’s Fastest RoPax Ferry Named in China

Sweden’s oldest passenger shipping company Rederi AB Gotland Group named its new roll-on/roll-off passenger vessel M/S Visborg on Saturday, December 9, in Guangzhou City, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province.
The LNG-powered ferry is being built by Guangzhou Shipyard International Company, part of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), and it is 200 meters long and has the capacity to accommodate 1,730 passengers. The vessel will now undergo final touches before being delivered and phased into the fleet in February 2019.
The ferry will be operated by Destination Gotland, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rederi AB Gotland, which runs state-subsidized domestic ferries from Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn to Visby on the island of Gotland.
Visborg is the first of two sister ferries being built for the Swedish ferry company. Both vessels will be powered by Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines running on LNG.
When delivered, they will be the world’s fastest LNG powered Ro-Pax ferries, according to both Wartsila and Rederi AB Gotland.

瑞典歷史最悠久的載客船公司Rederi AB Gotland Group於12月9日星期六在廣東省省會廣州市取名新的滾裝客船M / S Visborg。
該渡輪將由Rederi AB Gotland的全資子公司Destination Gotland經營,該公司從Nynäshamn和Oskarshamn運營國家補貼的國內渡輪至哥特蘭島的維斯比。
根據Wartsila和Rederi AB Gotland的說法,交割後,它們將成為世界上最快的LNG動力Ro-Pax渡輪。

Information source: World Maritime News Staff , Image Courtesy: Cruise Mapper