Ex-Heartland Ferry vessel handed over to Philippine owners

Heartland Ferry's Feelease Soya shortly before being handed over to Cokaliong Shipping Lines in 2019. The vessel will be painted in Cokaliong's prominent all-yellow livery by the time it enters service in July 2020. (Photo: Heartland Ferry)

Feelease Soya, a 2001-built Ro-Pax vessel formerly owned by Japan’s Heartland Ferry, has been handed over to Philippine operator Cokaliong Shipping Lines.

The 95- by 15-metre vessel is the 14th and largest Ro-Pax ferry to be acquired by Cokaliong since it began providing passenger services in 1998.

Feelease Soya will undergo further renovations upon its arrival in the Philippines later this month before it starts full operational sailing under its new owners.

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