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Another naming ceremony for a new hybrid ro-ro

MS Finneco I, one of the series of the three new hybrid ro-ro ships, was named by Mrs Berit Hägerstrand-Åvall, Vice President Sea Services at Stora Enso.  She broke the traditional bottle of champagne against the ship’s bow, wishing the ship and its crew safe passages and good fortune. The ceremony took place in Vuosaari Harbour on 13 September 2022.

From left: Staffan Herlin, Head of Group Marketing, Sales and Customer Service; the Godmother, Mrs Berit Hägerstrand-Åvall, both captains Mikko Lindqvist and Juhana Nuru, Chief Engineer Gustav Lindeman, and Tom Pippingsköld, President and CEO of Finnlines.

A critical moment , cutting the ribbon and smashing a bottle of champagne against the ship’s bow. Staffan Herlin assists.

The celebration continued on the bridge. From left: Staffan Herlin, Berit Hägerstrand-Åvall, Tom Pippingsköld and members of the Finnlines Board of Directors Tiina Bäckman, Tapani Voionmaa and Jon-Aksel Torgersen.

MS Finneco I