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Repairs and refurbishment of Skane - large and versatile combi ferry

Skane, world’s largest combi (rail, car and passenger) ferry when delivered in 1998 by Puerto Real AESA shipyard, still holds one of the top few positions among the world’s largest ships of this kind. The approx. 200 m long ferry features deadweight of 7290 tons and ro-ro lane length of 3295 m and rail tracks length of 1100 m.
Skane itself and similar - although not a sistership - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have already been serviced at Remontowa in the past. Depicted visit of Scane in Gdansk, commencing late December 2012, lasted for roughly a month.
Besides many routineous works performed one of the most significant tasks was replacing deck covering for rail cargo deck no. 3 with new one. The old wooden cover planking was stripped to give way for new asphalt covering and rubber filling in some places. From October 2012 Stena Line has been taking over five ferry routes purchased from Scandlines: Travemünde-Ventspils, Travemünde-Liepaja, Nynäshamn-Ventspils, Rostock-Trelleborg and Sassnitz-Trelleborg. Obviously, ferries associated with these routes have not changed their colours overnight. It was done gradually, during consecutive visits of the ferries in shipyards. So it happened with Skane at its recent stay at Remontowa, as well. The impressive ferry left the Gdansk based yard in its new “wavy” Stena Line livery.
Skane operates on the route between Germany and Sweden: Rostock-Trelleborg. Skane ferry takes on board both passenger cars, buses & coaches as well as foot passengers in addition to trucks and railway cars. The ferry also offers a small number of cabins where passengers may enjoy more privacy and rest.


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