Wartsila Constructing Two Passenger Vessels For Oy Silja Line Ab
One of the two partners in Silja Line, Effoa-Suomen Hoyrylaiva Oy, has placed an order for a large passenger ship intended for service on the Helsinki-Stockholm route. The vessel is expected to be delivered in the spring of 1990. At the same time the other partner, Johnson Line Ab, ordered a sister ship to be delivered in the spring of 1991.
Both vessels will be built at Wartsila Marine Industries Inc.'s Turku Shipyard.
The new vessels will replace the MS Finlandia and the MS Silvia Regina now operating on the Helsinki route.
The Silja Line's new vessels will have the following approximate dimensions: length 656 feet; breadth 103 feet; and draft 22 feet. They will have a maximum passenger capacity of 2,500, and will have space for 450/ 60 private cars/trucks.
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