The newbuild Ro-Pax vessel Kitakami, built by the shipbuilding division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has been delivered to Japanese operator Taiheiyo Ferry.
The 192.5- by 27-metre vessel then departed on its maiden voyage on Friday, January 25, when it began operating along Taiheiyo’s Tomakomai-Sendai-Nagoya ferry route.
Kitakami can transport 700 guests and 147 vehicles at speeds of up to 24 knots.
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