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FSG delivers ‘Liekut’ despite almost total shutdown of yard due to Covid-19

Germanys Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (FSG) last week delivered the final of a series of eight Ro-Ro sister-ships, LIEKUT, to former majority owner Siem group last Thursday.  The delivery took place despite the suspension of operations and production at the yard the previous week.  The delivery means that Brittany Ferries HONFLEUR is the only ship still under construction at the yard, albeit paused due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis. 

Brittany Ferries HONFLEUR seen looking far from ready for service on 27.03.20. Copyright © Frank Jensen.
Brittany Ferries HONFLEUR seen looking far from ready for service on 27.03.20. Copyright © Frank Jensen.

Like HONFLEUR, the delivery of LIEKUT was delayed by ongoing financial issues at the shipyard.  The yard, like many others in Europe and beyond, has halted production due to the COVID-19 crisis.  It is not yet known what, if any, impact this will have to the already very heavily delayed delivery of the Brittany Ferries ship which is already over a year late.  At the time of writing LIEKUT remains at the shipyard in Flensburg. In addition to HONFLEUR the yard currently only has one other declared order, that for a second ferry for Irish Ferries which was expected to be delivered this year.

Siem Group owned LIEKUT seen on the day after her delivery by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, 27.03.20. Copyright © Frank Jensen.
Siem Group owned LIEKUT seen on the day after her delivery by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, 27.03.20. Copyright © Frank Jensen.

Steven Tarbox

Steven is a ferry enthusiast from Belfast in Northern Ireland. He founded what was then NI Ferry Site in 2014. Since then the site has grown from nothing to an average of over 43k pageviews per month in 2020.
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