Scandlines' new ferry M/V Berlin leaves Danish shipyard Fayard
Scandlines' new ferry M/V Berlin that will operate on Rostock-Gedser route last week departed from Danish shipyard FAYARD. The vessel's official christening ceremony is slated for May 3, 2016 with participation of Danish, German officials, the media and business partners, the ferry operator said in its press release.
The ship had undergone a complete acceptance tests program (Harbour Acceptance Tests) and on April 20 embarked on her sea trials (Sea Acceptance Tests) to test the ship's maneuverability in both usual and unusual conditions.
After the trials the ferry will be homeported in Rostock and will be ready for operations after adjustment of the ramps.
The new ferry will replace M/V Prince Joachim and will be able to carry 460 cars or 96 trucks on the Rostock-Gedser line. Scandlines simplifies and extends the timetable with ferry departures every two hours from both Gedser and Rostock at odd hours (07:00, 09:00, 11:00, etc.).