With Piret’s arrival early on Monday morning, the last of Estonia’s new ferries for the domestic island lines has made it to Estonia. For now, Piret will remain moored next to Tiiu, which made it to Estonia on Sunday. The two ships will enter line service within the next weeks.
Piret started its hand-over voyage in its Polish wharf on Saturday. The ship was taken to Estonia by a crew of 12, according to ERR’s TV news.
Piret has enough room for 700 passengers and 150 cars. Assuming that everything works smoothly, the ferry will take up line service on the Virtsu-Kuivastu route between the Estonian mainland and the islands of Muhu and Saaremaa in the second half of April.
The most recent arrival is the last of five new ferries commissioned by TS Laevad, a subsidiary of state-owned AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn). The new ferries were built in Turkey and Poland. Leiger and Tõll are already operating between the mainland and the major islands.
Editor: Dario Cavegn