Philippine-made high-speed ferry sails to new home in Denmark

Philippine-mad high-speed ferry Fjord FSTR
The Fjord FST sets sail from Cebu to Hirtshals, Denmark. (Copenhagen PE photo)

The Philippine-made high-speed ferry Fjord FSTR has finally set sail from Cebu to its new home in Hirtshals, Denmark.

The first wholly constructed passenger and cargo ship built in the Philippines for Denmark left the port of Cebu on March 5, 2021, marking 75 years of diplomatic relations between the two nations, reported the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Fjord Line, a Danish shipping company, commissioned Austal Philippines to build the 109-meter catamaran ferry which can accommodate 1,200 passengers and over 400 cars.

The Fjord FSTR has the following features:

1. 3 different restaurants onboard
2. children’s area
3. tax-free shop
4. café and a bistro

The high-speed ferry will operate between Denmark and Norway.

Philippine-mad high-speed ferry Fjord FSTR

The first Philippine-made Ocean-Powered Hybrid Trimaran has been built by Metallica Shipyard and supported by DOST-PCIEERD, Aklan State University, and MARINA.

The Philippines built one of the world’s biggest container ships at Subic in 2018.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the teams behind the building of the Philippine-made High-Speed Ferry that sailed to its new home in Denmark this March.

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