SeaRoad News

Searoad Mersey II

December 2016

Media release Q and A.pdf  
Media release Searoad Mersey II is home.pdf  
Arrival of Searoad Mersey II.pdf  
Arrival of Searoad Mersey II Community Open Day.pdf  
Images of the launch and Searoad Mersey II gallery


Searoad Mersey II

June 2016

SeaRoad launches new era in Bass Strait shipping
Tasmania's clean, green image will get a very practical boost today with the launch of SeaRoad Shipping's new roll-on-roll-off freight vessel for Bass Strait service.
Searoad Mersey II will be officially christened at the Flensburger Shipyard, Germany on Friday 3 June 2016 approximately 7.30 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Media Release


Media Release Launch of Searoad Mersey II.pdf   Appx1 Information Sheet Searoad Mersey II.pdf   Appx2 FAQ Searoad Mersey II.pdf  

Launch of Searoad Mersey II

Video footage of the launch ceremony

Chas Kelly speech

SeaRoad Mersey II.MP4



Laying of the keel

February / March 2016

The first milestone in the construction of SeaRoad's new ship took place on 29 February 2016 with the laying of the keel at the Flensburger shipyard.
Laying the keel is the formal recognition of the start of a ship's construction. Modern ships are now largely ....

Laying of the keel.pdf   Laying of the keel.MP4

Bass Strait's first "Clean & Green" cargo vessel

January 2016

SeaRoad - securing its commitment to Bass Strait and keeping Tasmania connected.

Clean & Green .pdf  

SeaRoad's green clean vessel construction commences

October 2015


Ship Details.pdf  

SeaRoad moves to retonnage Bass Strait fleet

May 2014

The new vessel, which will be purpose-built to service Bass Strait, will:
  • Embrace clean air fuel technology
  • Support energy efficiency
  • Increase our capacity by 50%
  • Allow for faster transit times, and Permit longer time in ports
SeaRoad invests in Bass Strait.pdf  
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