The 210m-long RoRo, Tennor Ocean, has left its building yard, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), bound for Bremerhaven. There, specialists from the shipyard will undertake last-minute work on the hull to optimise the ship’s performance.
The vessel will then embark on days of test voyages in the North and Baltic Seas where the ship’s systems will be checked and specific manoeuvres undertaken. Already during the voyage from Flensburg to Bremerhaven, the 2.11m-high folding mast will be tested. It has been newly developed by FSG for this type of ship and enables the passage through the Kiel Canal, which connects the Baltic and the North Sea. In this waterway, the mast height of a ship may not exceed 40m above the water level.
The Tennor Ocean has capacity for 279 truck trailers over more than 4,000 lane metres on four decks. Key features include the vessel’s low fuel consumption compared with similar ships, and an innovative loading concept, the shipbuilder said. The ship has 31 cabins for up to twelve truck drivers and 26 crew.