The Oceanex Connaigra, the largest Canadian-flag roll-on, roll-off ship, was launched in Flensburg, Germany.
Representatives from Oceanex were in attendance for the naming ceremony and launch of its newly constructed 210-meter-long (about 689 foot) vessel. Following the launch, the ship was hauled to the fitting out quay, where the final details, including the bridge and accommodations block, will be installed and the vessel readied for delivery in October.
The ship is being built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. Construction of the Connaigra began eight months ago, following four years of design and planning.
“The Oceanex Connaigra is a considerable investment and an essential element of our company’s strategy to meet the needs of our clients throughout Eastern Canada,” said Sid Hynes, Oceanex’s executive chairman, in a written statement.