The new ferry was named and launched at the ceremony in Finland
Tallink Grupp’s newest vessel MyStar has been christened and launched at a ceremony held at Rauma Shipyard in Finland.
The LNG-powered ferry was officially named by godmother and president of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, with a limited number of guests at the shipyard and other viewers able to join the event via live stream. The ship was then launched as sea water was let into the drydock for the first time.
“We are very pleased that, with strict security measures, we were able to celebrate this important milestone together today,” said Jyrki Henimaa, president and CEO of Rauma Marine Constructions. “We are excited to now get to a new stage in MyStar’s construction work as the work begins to move from the outside of the vessel to the interior. At the same time, we can slowly begin to look to the next milestone of the most environmentally friendly vessel in the Baltic Sea.”
MyStar will now undergo final preperations before her scheduled delivery in the first half of 2022. In combination with the operator’s current flagship Megastar, she will operate on the route between Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland.
“We are marking an important milestone not only for Tallink Grupp’s MyStar project, but for a more viable, sustainable and ecofriendly future for the entire shipping industry, and a cleaner, better living environment for the whole of Baltic Sea region and its people,” said Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Grupp.
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