Fjord FSTR is a 109-meter catamaran which can accommodate 1,200 passengers and over 400 cars
The vessel is the first wholly constructed passenger and cargo ship built in the Philippines
Danish shipping company Fjord Line commissioned Austal to build the passenger-cargo vessel
A Danish-commissioned high-speed ferry, the Fjord FSTR, set sail from Cebu to Hirtshals, Denmark on March 5, 2021.
Fjord Line, a Danish shipping company, commissioned Austal Philippines to build the 109-meter catamaran which can accommodate 1,200 passengers and over 400 cars, according to a statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Philippine Embassy in Denmark in a Facebook post said the Fjord FSTR is the first wholly constructed passenger and cargo ship built in the Philippines.
The launch of the vessel coincides with the 75th anniversary of Philippine-Denmark diplomatic relations. Philippine Ambassador to Denmark Leo M. Herrera-Lim said “the delivery of the ship is a significant milestone as it is the first wholly constructed ship in the Philippines to carry passengers and cargoes in Denmark. It also reflects the vibrant relations between our two countries.”
The high-speed ferry will operate between Denmark and Norway. Substantial improvements were made on Fjord FSTR to enable passengers to have access to three different restaurants on board, a children’s area and a tax-free shop. The guests can also enjoy a café and a bistro while on board the ferry
Fjord Line Project Manager Morten Larsen conveyed his appreciation to Ambassador Herrera-Lim and the personnel of the Embassy for supporting the project.