RINAVE, Registo Internacional Naval is the classification society chosen for classifying the two new catamaran ferries of Transtejo.
The ships will be built at Navalria, a shipyard located at Aveiro and now owned by Martifer, representing an investment of 14 million euros. With an overall length of 44.9m and capacity for 360 passengers and 29 vehicles, the new ships will substitute the old conventional ro-ro ferries currently operated by this portuguese company in river Tagus (Lisbon).
The class notations attributed by Rinave Registo Internacional Naval will be:
R1 HULL MACH Special Service – Car & Passenger Ferry Sheltered Area AUT-UMS COMF-NOISE 1 COMF-VIB 1.
The first ship will be delivered in November 2009 and the second one in February 2010.
By TIAGO SANTOS