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Christening of oil recovery and commuter vessel Otava at Uusikaupunki shipyard

On Monday 28 April 2014, there was a ceremonial ship launching and christening of a multipurpose vessel built for Finferries (Suomen Lauttaliikenne Oy) at the Uki Workboat (Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy) shipyard. Its godmother, Director Tuula Lybeck of the Ministry of Education and Culture, christened the oil recovery and commuter vessel as Otava with Finferries, Uki Workboat, representatives of classification society Bureau Veritas, invited guests as well as members of the press witnessing the event.

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Finferries to commission an all-new commuter and oil recovery vessel

Finferries is having a new type of ferry built which makes it possible to use the same ferry for access to the archipelago and for oil recovery operations. The new concept was designed by our subsidiary Suomen Saaristovarustamo; it was approved as a utility model and the company applied for a patent for it in 2010. The total investment for the vessel was approximately EUR 7.5 million. Uki Workboat in Uusikaupunki will be building the vessel.

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