FSG clinches LNG ro-pax

Germany's Flensburger (FSG) has emerged as the European yard behind SeaRoad's new ro-pax order.

The 181-metre vessel will be delivered in the third quarter of 2016 for a service in the Bass Strait to Tasmania, FSG said.

The 1,960-lane-metre ship will be the first in the world to carry containers, reefer units, trailers, cars and hazardous cargo as well as live animals – for example cattle.

It will be the yard's first ship to run on LNG, which will be taken on board the ship in mobile tanks.

The tanks are then secured and then become fixed ship fuel tanks without the need for any transhipment.

SeaRoad said the ship is costing $92m.