Usuki Shipyard launches new Ro-Pax for Kume Line


Usuki Shipyard launched a new Ro-Pax ferry being built for Japanese operator Kume Line on Saturday, January 19.

Named Ferry Kaiho, the vessel will operate along with the 2012-built Ferry Ryukyu on Kume Line's Kume Shima-Tonaki Jima-Naha ferry route once it enters service.

Ferry Kaiho has a length of 83.9 metres, a width of 13.6 metres, and a displacement of 1,200 tonnes.

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