South Korean operator Seaspovill has received its second Fast Ferry 4212 from Damen Shipyards Singapore.

Named Sea Star 5, the new-build will be operated between Mookho and Ulleung-Do on the east coast of South Korea.

Damen Shipyards Asia Pacific sales manager Michiel Hendrikx said: "This second order for a Damen Fast Ferry from Seaspovill is important, as it is the first new delivery of a ferry to South Korea since the tragic sinking of the Sewol ferry in the country last year.

"Seaspovill have acted commendably in investing in a new, safety-conscious vessel at the earliest opportunity. In doing this the company has demonstrated to its passengers and to the South Korean authorities that it sees safety as the highest possible priority."

"Seaspovill have acted commendably in investing in a new, safety-conscious vessel at the earliest opportunity."

The 42.2m-long and 11.6m-wide ferry can accommodate a total of 450 passengers. The main and upper deck of the vessel offer 306 and 143 seats respectively.

In addition, Sea Star 5’s large wheelhouse can house three crew members.

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The vessel is equipped with four MTU main engines (16V2000 M72) and will be capable of cruising at a speed of 40k.

The main deck features 30in television screens and DVD players for passenger entertainment, as well as a kiosk serving refreshments.

Sea Star 5 has a toilet area, including a disabled facility with wheelchair access.

Damen shipyards delivered the first Fast Ferry 4212, Sea Star, in January 2011.

Image: Sea Star 5 will operate between Gangneung on the east coast of South Korea and the island of Ulleung-Do. Photo: courtesy of Damen Shipyards Group.