Flensburg • FRS Windcat continues its growth with its recently established new subsidiary FRS Windcat Polska. The new office is based in Oliwa district in Gdansk, which will be one of the major cities in Polands future offshore development. The main reason for this step is the upcoming development from political authorities in Poland in the last months giving hopes to the industry that offshore wind energy will become an important part of the country’s energy mix. Additionally, FRS Windcat started to train Polish skippers on its Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) which are operating in the Baltic Sea. This will bring the company the possibility to have experienced Polish crew who have already worked on the Windcats CTVs and who are familiar with the specific operational area of the Baltic Sea.
Syltferry partakes in German-Danish safety exercise
Once again, our subsidiary had the opportunity to prove that keeping up with international safety standards is just the beginning: On September 18th and 19th, our colleagues took part in a large-scale German-Danish INTERREG safety and environmental protection exercise.
Since 2016, our colleagues from Clipper Vacations have been able to offer homeless children and their parents a special moment of rest and relaxation in cooperation with the Seattle based charity organisation Mary’s Place. Over the course of two days in June 2018, families were welcomed aboard the “San Juan Clipper” again to enjoy a laid-back day on the Salish Sea and a visit to the picturesque town of Friday Harbour.
Our Spanish subsidiary FRS Iberia consequently pursues its continuous growth strategy. Starting from the beginning of July 2018, the routes connecting the ports of Motril with Melilla and Huelva with the Canary Islands, operated until now by Naviera ARMAS, will be served with the high service quality for which FRS is known, utilizing the ships “Volcan de Tauce” (Motril – Melilla) and “Volcan de Teide” (Huelva – Canary Islands).
Flensburg • After a constructing time of about a year and a 48-daylong-journey, the new Heligoland catamaran was finally festively greeted at the Landungsbruecken. The Heligoland citizen Jana-Pauline Toben gave the new “Halunder Jet” its Christian name.
The new catamaran was constructed by the AUSTAL dockyard. About 250 dockyard employees, 60 employees of AUSTAL Philippines and AUSTAL Australia as well as 17 employees of FRS had worked on the new Heligoland catamaran since February 2017. AUSTAL is one of the internationally leading dockyards in the construction of high speed catamarans made of aluminum. “It takes a lot of experience and expertise to build such a high-quality catamaran like we needed it. We found a reliable and competent partner in the AUSTAL dockyard for this project”, Birte Dettmers, general manager of the FRS Helgoline, says.
Flensburg • The countdown has started: After almost a year of construction, the new Helgoland catamaran of the Flensburger Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS) will soon reach home waters. After its long voyage from the Philippines, FRS expects its latest fleet addition in Hamburg on 23rd April. The final preparational journey from Algeciras to Hamburg will start on 21st April. On Friday, April 27th, the newbuilding will be christened by Jana-Pauline Singer from Helgoland with a ceremony at the Hamburg St. Pauli Landungsbrücken. The following day, April 28th, the new catamaran will officially start sailing from Hamburg to Helgoland, with stopovers in Wedel and Cuxhaven. "We are very pleased to start the Helgoland traffic on schedule on 28th April and to be able to present the ship to the public", Birte Dettmers says, Managing Director of FRS Helgoline.
Flensburg / Helgoland • The singer and songwriter Johannes Oerding from Hamburg will give an exclusive concert on Helgoland on Saturday, 16th June. With this event, the Flensburg shipping company FRS Helgoline welcomes its new Helgoland catamaran. This new, even bigger and more modern catamaran replaces the previous "Halunder Jet" on the route from Hamburg via Wedel and Cuxhaven to Helgoland and back after 15 years in Helgoland traffic and over 1.2 million passengers.
Tarifa • FRS Group and Godby confirmed that the vessel "Miranda" has become part of the FRS fleet. Kekepania Shipping Company Limited, a FRS company, is the new owner of the vessel. The RoRo vessel, which will be renamed MS "Miramar Express", will commence operations for FRS in mid-January and will be sailing between Motril-Tangier Med, with daily departures throughout the year.
Flensburg • For eleven months now, the Philippine branch of the Australian Austal shipyard has been building the new Heligoland catamaran of Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS) on the island of Cebu. Now a special milestone was celebrated: The launch. On 7th January, 2018 at around 1:00 a.m. local time, the 56-metre long ship was rolled on rails from the assembly hall to the slipway and then successfully launched.