SeaRoad announced that it has secured an agreement for a new vessel to augment their fleet.
The company has reached an agreement with German shipyard, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), for the construction of one LNG fuelled roll on – roll off vessel. The delivery of the 180 meter long vessel is planned for late 2016/early 2017.
The new vessel will be purpose-built to service Bass Strait.
The new vessel will continue in service with MV Searoad Tamar pending the arrival of a second new ship at a later date.
SeaRoad will be exploring any options with the government that will allow its King Island service to be maintained beyond the arrival of the new ship.
Press Release, May 28, 2014