GEAR | Spirit of Tasmania’s new ferries to receive advanced firefighting systems

Photo: Rauma Marine Constructions

Survitec has secured a contract to supply advanced fire-fighting systems to a pair of 48,000GRT, LNG dual-fueled Ro-Pax ferries under construction at Finland’s Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) for Australian shipowner TT-Line Company under its Spirit of Tasmania brand.

Survitec’s extensive scope of supply includes water mist systems for machinery spaces and accommodation areas, a deluge system for car decks, a dry powder fire suppression system for the ships’ LNG bunkering stations, a deep fat fryer fire extinguishing system, and a CO2 system for the vessels’ galley ducts.

When delivered in 2023 and 2024, Spirit of Tasmania’s new 212-metre-long ferries will each have capacity to transport 1,800 passengers across Bass Strait on the company’s Geelong to Devonport route that connects the island state of Tasmania with mainland Australia. The new vessels will replace Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II, which were both built in Finland in 1998.

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