Tallink Grupp receives MyStar ferry from Rauma Marine Construction

Tallink Grupp receives MyStar ferry from Rauma Marine Construction

Semmeli Korhonen

The ferry was recieved by Tallink Group in a ceremony at Rauma shipyard

Tallink Grupp has received its new ferry MyStar from Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) at Rauma shipyard in Rauma, Finland.

The ship will be able to carry 2,000 passengers and joins vessels Megastar and Star on the shuttle route from Tallin, Estonia to Helsinki, Finland.

“The world has changed greatly since we started building our newest fleet member in spring 2020, with more hurdles along the way than we have ever experienced,” said Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Grupp. “But we have met all the challenges head on and are happy that our beautiful MyStar is now complete and will welcome everyone on board from 13 December onwards.”

The ship features eight-cylinder dual-fuel main engines capable of running on liquefied natural gas and marine diesel fuel. The vessel also uses diesel-electric propulsion combined with fixed pitch propellers to aid efficiency, and is equipped with shore-to-ship power capabilities.

“MyStar represents Finland’s strong expertise in shipbuilding,” said Mika Heiskanen, CEO of RMC. “It has been an honour for us to design and build such a technologically advanced vessel that upholds sustainable values. We wish MyStar the best of luck with the sailings.”

MyStar will arrive at the Old City Harbour at the Port of Tallin on 10 December, before it embarks on its first commercial voyage to Helsinki on 13 December.

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By Amber Hickman
07 December 2022

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