Havila's new ships launched at Tersan
First two of the four new coastal ships from Havila Voyages are now in the water at Turkey's Tersan shipyard as the Castor and Capella floated out Saturday in front of Havila Kystruten's CEO, Arild Myrvoll.
“It will be good to start providing people living along the coast, and tourists, with safe transport and environmentally friendly sailing on the world's most beautiful coastal voyage.This means that the work on the ships that have been launched is well underway with regard to plumbing, machinery, electricity and fixtures and fittings," stated Arild Myrvoll, CEO of Havila Kystruten.
The first two ships are delayed and most likely will be delivered during the first quarter of 2021 according to the company.
Havila Voyages has received approval for two replacement vessels in anticipation of the new ships, but the demand for the coastal route between Bergen and Kirkenes is currently very uncertain and the need for capacity is under assessment at the start of the new contract on 1 January 2021, the company announced.
"But we are pleased to note that there is a lot of interest in Havila Voyages from travel agencies and tour operators. We are in great demand and are looking forward to getting going," Myrvoll added.
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