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All Eco-class vessels named

MS Finneco II, one of the series of three new hybrid ro-ro ships, was named by Mrs Elina Haapasaari, representing the Port of Helsinki.  Before cutting the ribbon and breaking a bottle of champagne, she wished that the worthy ship and its crew would always enjoy safe passages.

The ceremony took place in Vuosaari Harbour on 20 September 2022. Later during the day, the ship exceptionally called South Harbour in Helsinki city centre to celebrate Finnlines 75-year anniversary as as shipping company.

Now all the Eco ships, which entered Finnlines’ traffic during the summer of 2022, have been officially named.  They are environmentally the most advanced and also the largest ships in the Finnlines fleet.

Both Chief Engineers and the Captain welcomed the guests. From left: Erkki Saar, Julius Jännäri and Veljo Fimberg
A memorable event for the guests, a bottle of champagne has been smashed
Visiting the bridge after the ceremony. From left: Staffan Herlin, Head of Group Marketing, Sales and Customer Service at Finnlines; ship’s Godmother Elina Haapasaari; Tom Pippingsköld, President and CEO of Finnlines