HSC Gotlandia II
HSC Gotlandia II is a fast ferry operated by the Swedish company Destination Gotland. It was built by Fincantieri, Italy in 2006. It is used on Destination Gotland's routes Nynäshamn-Visby and Oskarshamn-Visby. The ferry can carry up to 780 passengers and has a waterjet propulsion system that allows speeds up to 35 knots.
HSC Gotlandia II under way, June 2015.
|Name:||HSC Gotlandia II|
|Port of registry:||
|Ordered:||July 19, 2004|
|Laid down:||February 28, 2005|
|Launched:||December 30, 2005|
|Christened:||April 18, 2006|
|In service:||July 6, 2006|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9328015|
|Length:||122 m (400 ft 3 in)|
|Beam:||16.65 m (54 ft 8 in)|
|Draught:||3.33 m (10 ft 11 in)|
|Installed power:||4x MAN B&W RK 280, 36.000 kW|
|Speed:||32 knots (59.26 km/h; 36.82 mph)|
On July 23, 2009 Gotlandia II and another Destination Gotland ferry, MS Gotland, collided outside Nynäshamn. Gotlandia II received heavy damage to its superstructure and 5 people were rushed to a hospital. It was later announced that the ferry would be out of service for the rest of the season. Two days after the collision Gotlandia II sailed to Norrköping, where it was laid up until a shipyard that can take the ship in for repairs was found. By January 2011 the ship was back in service.
- "Gotlandsfärjor i kollision i Nynäshamn" (in Swedish). Sveriges Television. 23 July 2009. Archived from the original on 26 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.
- Asklander, Micke. "HSC Gotlandia II (2006)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 July 2009.
- "HSC GOTLANDIA II (2006)". Faktaomfartyg.se. 2006-04-19. Retrieved 2016-02-03.