Damen continues growth in South Korean ferry market

Damen Shipyards Group has sold a Fast Ferry 4212 to South Korean ferry operator DAEA Express Shipping.

The vessel, named ‘Sea Flower’, is the fourth ferry of this design that Damen has sold in the last five years to companies operating on the east coast of the Korean peninsula.

The 42-metre-long, 450-passenger-capacity vessel set sail on her maiden voyage to Ulleungdo, South Korea.

The Damen Fast Ferry 4212 is built Korean Register of Shipping standards.

Damen has said it is continuing its speculative building strategy for this ferry design with two 4212 vessels expected to be ready at the beginning of 2017.