Viking ADCC

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Viking ADCC 2.jpg
Publicity image of the Viking ADCC
Name: Viking ADCC (project name)
Owner: Basalease SA[1]
Operator: Viking Line[1]
Route: MariehamnKapellskär (planned)[1]
Ordered: 29 January 2007[1]
Builder: Astilleros de Sevilla, Seville, Spain
Cost: Approximately 60 million[2]
Laid down: 6 May 2007[3]
Launched: 29 May 2013[4]
Identification: IMO number9430105
Status: Unfinished hull launched in 2013
General characteristics (planned) [5]
Type: Ro-ro/passenger ferry
Tonnage: 16,500 GT[1]
About 2,300 DWT
Length: 139.12 m (456 ft)
Beam: 22 m (72 ft)
Draught: 5.7 m (19 ft) (design)
Ramps: Bow and stern ramps, side door
Ice class: 1A[6]
Installed power: 2 × Wärtsilä 8L46F[1] (2 × 9,600 kW)[7]
Propulsion: Two shafts; controllable pitch propellers
Two bow thrusters
Speed: 21.8 knots (40.4 km/h; 25.1 mph)
Capacity: 1,500 passengers[1]
450 cars [8] (originally 320 cars[1])
Crew: 61

Viking ADCC (All seasons Day Cruising and Commuting) was the project name of a day cruiseferry ordered by the Finnish ferry company Viking Line. The ship was to be built by the Spanish shipyard Astilleros de Sevilla[9] and was originally planned for delivery 2009.[10] The ship was planned to enter service on the MariehamnKapellskär route, replacing Rosella.[9] Viking ADCC would have been the first newbuilding to ever sail on the route.

The ship order was cancelled on 8 February 2010, due to the shipyard's inability to complete the shipbuilding on time.[11][12][13]

Concept and construction[edit]

Viking ADCC was designed specifically for the needs of the short MariehamnKapellskär service. Many of her features were designed to minimise environmental impact.[3]

Viking ADCC was ordered by Viking Line from the Astilleros de Sevilla shipyard in Spain on 29 January 2007. In June of the same year, the build contract of the vessel was sold to the Spanish investment bank Basalease SA, who would charter the vessel to Viking Line when completed.[1] Construction of Viking ADCC began on 18 December 2007.[14] The keel of the vessel was laid on 6 May 2008.[3]

Until 2013, the half-built hull remained at the shipyard with an uncertain future.[15] In February, it was reported that the unfinished ship had been sold to another Spanish shipyard, Factorias Vulcano, which would complete the ship. After some minor work done on the vessel by Factorías Vulcano personnel, the unfinished hull was launched on 29 May 2013 and in June towed to Factorías Vulcano shipyard in Vigo.[4] Recent photographs show that the hull of the vessel is almost finished but the superstructure is still missing large sections.[5] The long search for a buyer ended when the agreement to sell the ship to Trasmediterránea was signed at the end April 2017.[8] The ship shall be completed and delivered before the high season of 2018.[8]


During the summer months of 2008, a competition for naming the ship was held.[3] Since the ship was never delivered to Viking Line, the winner of the contest and the final name of the ship was never published. In April 2018 it was reported that the name of the ship in Trasmediterránea's fleet will be Villa de Teror, referring to the town of Teror, also known with the longer name Villa Mariana de Teror.[16]


Many of the originally intended interior features of Viking ADCC were suggested by the public in a competition organised by Viking Line.[14] Interiors of the ship were designed by Tillberg Design, a company that also designed the interiors of the 2008-built Viking XPRS. Onboard facilities were to include two restaurants, a two-deck high cafeteria, dance bar and conference rooms. Like Viking XPRS, Viking ADCC was designed with separate decks for freight and passenger cars.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Asklander, Micke. "M/S Viking ADCC (2010)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  2. ^ Dahlblom, Patrik (2008-08-27). "Vikings ADCC blir försenad" (in Swedish). Nya Åland. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Keel laying ceremony for fast-moving passenger ferry Viking ADCC". Viking Line press release. Viking Line. 2008-05-06. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  4. ^ a b Före detta Viking Line-nybygge sjösatt. Sjöfarts Tidningen, 29 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  5. ^ a b Night Car/Passengers Ferries Available. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  6. ^ "M/S Viking ADCC". Viking Line. Archived from the original on December 9, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  7. ^ Wärtsilä 46F. Wärtsilä. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
  8. ^ a b c Trasmediterránea cuenta con el ferri de Vulcano para la temporada alta de 2018. Faro De Vigo, 30 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-09.
  9. ^ a b "Viking Line orders new vessel". Viking Line press release. Viking Line. 2007-01-30. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved 2008-05-01. 
  10. ^ Lönnqvist, Tanja (2009-06-16). "Därför blir nya Ålfen försenad" (in Swedish). Nya Åland. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
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  13. ^ Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved February 8, 2010.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  14. ^ a b "Construction work begins on fast-moving passenger ferry Viking ADCC". Viking Line press release. Viking Line. 2007-12-19. Archived from the original on January 29, 2010. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  15. ^ Astilleros de Sevilla echa el cierre al último sueño de la autarquía franquista. El Mundo, 1 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-16.
  16. ^ Trasmediterranea’s new vessel to be named VILLA DE TEROR. Ferry Shipping News. Retrieved 2018-04-21.

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