The Latvian-flagged ISABELLE, formerly operating on the company's Riga-Stockholm route before the Covid pandemic has been chartered to Bridgemans Floatel Limited Partnership since 1 July 2023 and left Tallinn for Canada in December 2023 after an extensive retrofit of the vessel. The vessel arrived in Canada in early January 2024 and joins a long list of floatels (floating hotels) that Bridgemans has retrofitted, deployed and operated around the world to serve major industrial and resource projects. These floatels are largely self-contained and fully equipped for safe, secure, and comfortable long-term accommodation.
Commenting on the sale of the vessel, Tallink Grupp's CEO Paavo Nõgene said:
"We are pleased that after nearly 11 years as part of the Tallink Grupp fleet and at the respectable age of 35, ISABELLE will now continue to offer a valuable and much-needed service, like the one she was able to offer here in Tallinn to the Ukrainian war refugees – safe accommodation – albeit this time to workers of major global industrial and resource projects.
"Tallink Grupp has a long-standing history and cooperation with Bridgemans, dating back over a decade, so we are pleased ISABELLE is in trustworthy hands and know that she will be looked after well by the new vessel owners."
The sale will have a positive impact on Tallink Grupp's 2024 financial results.
Jan 31 2024
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