Cantiere Navale Visentini puts Hypatia de Alejandria at sea
The first of two LNG-powered ferries for Baleària was launched in Italy
The Hypatia de Alejandria, first of two LNG-powered ferries being built by Visentini for Baleària, was launched in Italy; the ro-pax is expected to enter service in early 2019.
The ferry is 186.5 metres long, 23 knots fast and can carry 810 passengers, 166 cars and 2,200 lanemetres of freight: the design is made by Trieste-based NAOS Ship and Boat, boasting 2 on-deck LNG tanks. Her sister ship will be named Marie Curie.
The Spanish company stated that its fast ferry service linking Denia with Ibiza will continue to Palma, commencing on 1st June throughout summer, being operated by the Cecilia Payne, the new name given to the 1999 Austal-built high-speed Jonathan Swift, recently acquired from of Irish Ferries, capable of 800 together with 200 cars.
Meanwhile the Bahama Mama (966 passengers), built in 2009, will replace the Denia Ciutat Creativa (399 passengers) on the route linking Almeria with Melilla.