Bay Ferries’ 866 passenger  capacity The Cat commenced  sea trials during the week beginning  30th May, just three weeks  before her debut between  Yarmouth and Portland, Maine  following dry docking in South  Carolina. The 2007 built ferry  was refloated on 1st June at  Detyens Shipyard in Charleston,  S.C. and is owned by the U.S.  Navy’s Military Sealift  Command. The service will shut  down for the season at the end  of September. The trials were  completed successfully in early  June.

Fjord1 AS’s new ferry Losna,  built by the ADA Shipyard, was  launched with ceremony on 28th  May 2016. Two double-ended  car/passenger ferries have been  designed to carry 60 cars and  195 passengers. Construction of  this, the second ferry (newbuild  no.NB117), commenced in  September 2015. The first vessel  was launched in March. Sea  trials commenced in June with  delivery of both scheduled for  July and September 2016. Both  ferries are 75.80m long with a  beam of 14.20m, 3.80m draught,  400t deadweight and a service  speed of 13.5 knots. A total of  195 passengers and 60 cars can  be carried whilst power is provided  by 2 x Caterpillar C32, EPA 3,  746 kW@1800 rpm engines and  two 2 x Rolls Royce AZP085  controllable pitch propellers.

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