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27 October 2015

The 80-metre ice class RoPax ferry MV VETERAN handover to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador (GNL) took place in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada on October 23, 2015. Launched earlier this year by Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on March 27, 2015, the vessel will start services from Fogo Island and Change Islands before the end of November. MV VETERAN was delivered from the shipyard on time and within budget.

Announcing the arrival of the vessel, Premier Paul Davis of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador stated: “The arrival of the MV Veteran is a proud moment for our province and the residents of Fogo Island and Change Islands.”

MV VETERAN is the first of a two-vessel contract, with a design stemming from a Canadian-Danish partnership between Fleetway and KNUD E. HANSEN. Several Canadian companies provided services for these vessels, from electrical equipment to fire-fighting systems. The sister ship, the MV Legionnaire, launched by the same shipyard on July 15, 2015, is scheduled for delivery in the spring of 2016. MV Legionnaire will operate on the short-haul route, the busiest route from Portugal Cove to Bell Island.

Managing Director KNUD E. HANSEN, Finn Wollesen, explains: “Concept, Tender & Basic Design was carried out by KNUD E. HANSEN together with Fleetway. We are proud of developing customized designs and always work closely with the end user to ensure fitness for purpose, and this design for the unique Canadian environment is a prime example.”

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