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27 June 2022 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 11:27 GMT+2

June 20, 2022

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Swan Hellenic is confident that he can get hold of the second cruise ship of class "Vega"

The first departure of the "SH Vega" was set for July 20 from Tromso

Construction No. 517 of the Helsinki Shipyard Shipyard, cruise ship that the Finnish navalmechanical plant has auctioned, could be acquired by Swan Hellenic, or from the same the company that ordered it. The new unit, which has already been given the name of SH Vega, was launched on February 11 and is the twin of the SH Minerva that entered last year in be part of the Swan Hellenic fleet as part of the construction of three cruise ships for "Vega" class expeditions that the company ordered from Helsinki Shipyard ( of 22 October 2020).

The SH Vega, of 10,500 tons of gross tonnage, is 113.5 meters long and 24.3 meters wide. The Finnish shipyard had decided to auction the vessel as a result of non-payment by part of the leasing company TLK Europe of the Russian GTLK, involved in the financing of ships, which last April is has been hit by sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union and the United Kingdom for the invasion of the territory of Ukraine by part of moscow's troops.

Swan Hellenic has announced that it has already presented an offer for the acquisition of the ship and trusts that it can take over to start the business of SH Vega next July 20 with departure from Tromso. Helsinki Shipyard, which will wait for the sending of offers until next Friday, will announce the winner of the race on the first of July and plans to sign the contract for the sale of the ship on 11 July and then proceed to its delivery on July 19.

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