[Press Release] TT-Line Company Pty Ltd and Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG sign Letter Of Intent for new Spirits

A rendering of how the new TT-Line

TT-Line Company Pty Ltd and European shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG (FSG) have signed a letter of intent for the construction of two new ships to replace the current Spirit of Tasmania vessels.

TT-Line chairman Mike Grainger said the companies would now commence contract negotiations and agree to final design specifications.

STRANGFORD II (Vessel Profile)

Strangford II, with near-sister Portaferry II in the background. Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure.

Strangford II was built in 2016 by Merseyside’s Cammell Laird to a design by BCTQ for the Northern Ireland Department of Regional Development (Now Department of Infrastructure). She replaces the elderly car and passenger ferry MV Strangford as well as the backup passenger ferry MV Rachlyn.