The “Haksolok” ferry, which will operate between the island of Ataúro and the Oecusse enclave in Timor-Leste, was launched on 26 May.

This is a Ferry Passenger, built in steel and naval aluminum, 71.30m long, 12.60m wide (mouth), will have the capacity for 377 passengers, 22 vehicles, in addition to cargo, and will reach a speed of 15 knots.

The contract for the construction of the ferry was signed in September 2014 and the work began in July of the following year.

“Haksolok” – meaning happiness in Tetum, is the first large vessel to leave the Mondego Shipyards since they were awarded to AtlanticEagle Shipbuilding.