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Spirit of Tasmania replacement ferries could be built in Australia – ABC News

The State Government is ditching plans to build the replacement Spirit of Tasmania ships overseas, in favour of finding a local builder in a bid to support jobs.

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The State Government has ditched plans to build the replacement Spirit of Tasmania ships overseas, in favour of finding a local builder.
Key points:

  • The two Spirit of Tasmania ferries are due to be replaced by 2028
  • The Tasmanian Government had a memorandum of understanding with a Finnish company to build the new vessels, but has now pulled out of this agreement
  • A taskforce will spend three to six months looking into Australian building options

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