Finland’s Wasaline takes delivery of LNG-fueled ferry from local builder

Photo: Rauma Marine Constructions/Antti Lehto

Finnish ferry operator Wasaline took delivery of its newest Ro-Pax ferry on Wednesday, August 25.

Formally named Aurora Botnia later that same day, the ferry was handed over to its new owners by local shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions shortly following the completion of its second series of sea trials.

The ferry has a length of 150 metres, a beam of 26 metres, a draught of 6.1 metres, and capacity for 800 passengers and 1,500 lane metres of freight. Its main engines are currently powered by LNG but may be modified to be capable of operating on biogas as well.

Aurora Botnia‘s maiden voyage as part of the Wasaline fleet is scheduled for Saturday, August 28.

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