Tallink Grupp Purchased Ro-Pax Vessel Sailor.
Tallink Grupp has on Tuesday, 30 June 2020 signed a contract with Navirail OÜ for the purchase of ro-pax vessel MS Sailor. The acquisition of Sailor is a strategic future investment for the company.The vessel is a ro-pax type cargo ferry, built in 1987 at the Gdansk shipyard in Poland. It is 157m long and 25m wide with a gross tonnage of 20,921. The vessel has a total of 60 cabins, accommodating 23 crew and 119 passengers. She has 1500 lane meters for ro-ro cargo and pax vehicle transportation on board. The vessel’s speed is about 19 knots.
The vessel is currently owned by Navirail OÜ, but has until recently been chartered out to shipping company DFDS and has been operating on the Paldiski-Kapellskär route. Originally built in late 1980s for Neste Oy, the vessel has previously been owned by Nordö Link and Finnlines and operated until 2015 under the name Finnsailor.
The vessels will be handed over to Tallink Grupp in Paldiski on 9 July 2020. The company will make decisions and announce the vessel’s route and schedules in the near future.