She will be used on the Livorno - Olbia service

Moby Legacy, first call at Livorno

by Port News Editorial Staff

The Moby Legacy has called at Livorno for the first time. The Blue Whale company’s new ferry will operate on the Livorno-Olbia service from February 17th.

After setting sail on 27th December from China’s Guangzhou Shipyard, the Moby Fantasy’s sister ship took 32 days to reach the port of Livorno.

The vessel is 237 metres long, 32 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 69,500 tonnes. The Moby Legacy is the second largest passenger ferry in the world to date. It has a  3,000 passenger capacity with 441 cabins and 400 seats. It can carry up to 3,800 linear metres of rolling cargo i.e. 1,300 cars or 300 trucks. The Legacy has a cruising speed of 23.5 knots, reaching a maximum speed of 25 knots. It has a 10.8 megawatt engine power.

The vessel can guarantee a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to the ferries currently used on similar routes. The ship can also run on  LNG (liquefied natural gas) and is designed for shore power ensuring zero emissions when quayside facilities are available. Like its sister ship, it has achieved EEDI Phase 3 certification thanks to a design that reduces carbon intensity by 30%.

Translation by Giles Foster

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