Chinese yard launches new 102m ferry for Philippines’ Cokaliong Shipping

Filipinas Agusan Del Norte, a 102-metre Ro-Pax ferry being built in China for Filipino operator Cokaliong Shipping Lines (Photo: Cokaliong Shipping Lines official Facebook page)

Philippine operator Cokaliong Shipping Lines has confirmed that its newest Ro-Pax ferry was launched at a shipyard in Shanghai on Wednesday, August 25.

Once completed, the RINA-classed Filipinas Agusan Del Norte will have a length of 102 metres, a beam of 18 metres, a gross tonnage of 6,200, and two passenger decks.

Cokaliong has claimed the ferry will be the first Filipino-owned newbuild vessel to feature an inverted bow. Once in service, it will operate between Cebu City and the town of Nasipit in its namesake province of Agusan Del Norte.

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