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World's Fastest Ship from Incat Tasmania is Christened by Argentine & Uruguay Presidents
Buenos Aires: The President of Argentina, Christina Fernandez de Kirchner became the “Godmother” to a vessel built in Australia.

Named Francisco in honour of the Argentine born Pope, the 99 metre World’s Fastest Ship, and the first large dual fuel high speed Ro-Ro to use LNG as its primary fuel, was built in Hobart by Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd and delivered recently to South American company Buquebus.

Australian ferry builder Incat Tasmania’s world first high speed dual-fuel vehicle and passenger ferry is the world’s fastest ship having achieved a lightship speed of 58.1 knots - (107.6 kilometres an hour).

This is certainly the fastest ship in the world......of course there’s a few speed boats that could surpass 58 knots but nothing that could carry 1000 passengers and 150 cars, and with an enormous duty free shop on board.

The ship, Francisco, commences service tomorrow on the River Plate (Rio Plato) between Buenos Aires and Montevideo

Photo : Robert Heazlewood
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