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RollDock Shipping Celebrates First Steel on New Vessel
Heavy-lift company RollDock Shipping from the Netherlands celebrated the first steel cut on Feb. 4, 2013, at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft shipyard in Germany for the first ship out of two ships ordered last year from the German shipyard.
The first ship RollDock Star is expected to be delivered in November 2013 and the second ship RollDock Storm is scheduled for delivery three to four months thereafter.
Both vessels are multifunctional heavy-lift ships suitable for ro-ro, lo-lo and flo-flo cargoes and almost identical to the already existing vessels RollDock Sun and Rolldock Sea. However, the holds of these two new vessels are 119.44 meters long and 19.4 meters wide, compared with 116.2 meters long and 19 meters wide for the Sun and the Sea. The new vessels will also have a larger deadweight.