Viking Line’s LNG Powered Ship To Sail Under Finnish Flag

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Viking Line’s new flagship, Viking Glory, which will enter service in early 2022 on the Turku–Åland–Stockholm route, will fly the Finnish flag, the company said, reports Offshore Energy.

The Finnish flag

Constructed at China’s XSI shipyard, the ship will further boost Viking Line’s fleet, five of them already sailing under the Finnish flag.

We see great advantages to having the same flag on both vessels serving the Turku–Stockholm route. Viking Glory will replace the Finnish-flagged Amorella, and since the intention is for the delivery of Viking Glory not to lead to any redundancy measures, it is natural to continue with a Finnish flag,” Jan Hanses, President and CEO of Viking Line, said.

LNG powered

Viking Glory, as the first ship in the world to be equipped with Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engines, is a part of a Finnish-Swedish EU project, aiming to promote green and efficient maritime transport and give another push to maritime decarbonisation.

The ship has already been marked as “climate-conscious” using LNG-powered engines, thus producing zero sulfur emissions and lowering CO2.

Viking Glory is scheduled to be delivered in the last quarter of 2021, with the sea trials beginning in June. With a length of 222.6 metres and a gross tonnage 63,813 tonnes, it will have a cargo capacity of 1,500 metres and a passenger capacity of 2,800.9

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Source: Offshore Energy

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