Tallink's new vessel will be made early next year
Construction of the MyStar vessel, which began in Finland last spring, is progressing according to plan, although there have been some hurdles due to the coronavirus. The vessel will start sailing on the Tallinn-Helsinki route in the first quarter of next year.
Construction of the new eco-friendly high-speed vessel MyStar began last spring at Rauma Marine Constructions in Finland, but preparations for construction began long before the crisis began.
Initially, the ship was planned to be built by January next year. The coronavirus crisis has slowed the process down a bit, but overall work is proceeding on schedule, and the launching, as well as the baptismal ceremony of the ferry, should take place in July, said Katri Link, spokeswoman for Tallink.
“There have been minor delays over the past year, such as in the spring when work at the Rauma shipyard was suspended due to the discovery of coronavirus in several employees. This caused some delays, but the ship is still under construction and will go online in the first quarter of 2022. In the coming months we will announce when the first trip will take place and the booking of tickets for MyStar will open, "said Katri Link.
The new high-speed vessel will be equipped with dual-fuel engines. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) will be used as the main fuel. The vessel will be able to simultaneously carry 2,800 passengers and almost 750 vehicles. The cost of the new vessel is estimated at 250 million euros.