LNG is considered the maritime fuel of the future in the Baltic Sea, especially by passenger shipping companies. However, even with the 2015 0.1% Sulphur limit of the Emission Control Area, its development has been slow as most have opted to use marine diesel oil (MDO) while cargo operators have gone for scrubbers. So it was with great fanfare that the introduction of Megastar was a mass media event for its maiden voyage on 29 January.
At 212 metres long and 49,200GT, the ship became the largest fast ferry in the world when delivered from Meyer Turku before starting service on Tallinn-Helsinki route as one of two Tallink Shuttle vessels. The ship has been specifically designed for the two-hour voyage at 27 knots between the two capitals, which is reckon…
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