MV Hrossey leaving Aberdeen, 2015
|Namesake:||Old Norse name for Orkney, meaning Horse Island|
|Port of registry:||Kirkwall, United Kingdom|
|Route:||Aberdeen to Lerwick via Kirkwall|
|Builder:||Aker Finnyards in Rauma, Finland|
|Laid down:||1 December 2001|
|Christened:||28 September 2002 by Kirsten Kelday|
|In service:||1 October 2002|
|Length:||125 m (410 ft)|
|Beam:||20 m (66 ft)|
|Draught:||5.4 m (18 ft)|
|Installed power:||4 x MAK 6M43 5400 KW each|
|Propulsion:||2x KaMeWa 4.1 meter controllable pitch propellers with 2 rudders.|
MV Hrossey is a NorthLink Ferries vehicle and passenger ferry based in Aberdeen. With her sister ship, MV Hjaltland, she operates a daily ferry service between mainland Scotland and the northern archipelagos of Orkney and Shetland.
In 2013 following Serco being awarded the NorthLink ferries contract MV Hrossey had some changes as part of the rebranding, such as new “sleeping pods” and a new paint job.
MV Hrossey carries passengers, cars, freight and livestock. There is a choice of restaurants, bars and lounges, children's play area and a cinema. The restaurants and lounges have a total seating capacity of 600. The original 100 cabins had a total of 300 beds. All cabins are en-suite, most being two berth, with a number of four-berth cabins for families. In April 2007, an additional accommodation module was fitted at Cammell Laird in Birkenhead, increasing her capacity to 356 berths. The ship is fitted with lifts and was built to accommodate disabled passengers throughout. There are 10 officer and 27 crew cabins.
MV Hrossey operates between Lerwick and Aberdeen, with a call at Kirkwall on some days. A walkway, built specifically for the current vessels, can take both foot and car passengers. She is also able to relieve on the Stromness to Scrabster crossing.
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