The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications will not be extending the operation of its Paldiski-Sassnitz cargo transport link between Estonia and Germany.
Minister of Finance Martin Helme (EKRE) said the state plans to offer Tallink a liquidity loan of EUR 150 million, which could later be formalized as the state owning a stake in the company. However, Helme said it may be necessary to amend the law to carry this out.
- Finnish interior design company dSign Vertti Kivi & Co will create the interior of the Tallink ferry MYSTAR. (press release)
- DFDS’ HOLLANDIA SEAWAYS has made its maiden call from Göteborg to Zeebrugge on April 23.
- P&O Ferries have experienced some trouble with their ships in the Irish Sea. Last week NORBAY was caught up in a financial dispute with Peel Ports. On Wednesday April 22, a High Court judge ordered the arrest of sister vessel NORBANK, which was due to dock in Dublin Port during the evening. The arrest was sought in respect of security relating to a claim for the sum of €381,000 which Seatruck Ferries claims for the charter of their roro CLIPPER PENNANT. Before arrival in Dublin the arrest was lifted.
STENA INVICTA (1991)
STENA INVICTA was operating for Sealink Stena Line on the English Channel, between Dover and Calais.
Built in 1985 as PEDER PAARS for the Danish Railways DSB, she is still in service as COLOR VIKING between Sandefjord and Strömstad (although temporarily laid up).
LAURO EXPRESS (1999)
LAURO EXPRESS is lit by the warm colours of a setting sun. Her funnel has an unmistakeably British flair. Indeed, she was built on the Tyne as ANTRIM PRINCESS in 1967.
She was scrapped in 2007.
This photo shows SCANIA arriving in the small Swedish port of Limhamn, in the Öresund. Indeed, she was serving the route from Dragör, near Copenhagen. On the right you can see a part of the Öresundsbridge still under construction.
After a spell in Estonia followed by the Mediterranean she ended up in Fiji, where she is still in service as SPIRIT OF ALTRUISM.
This week Pedro Jesus Muñoz Lopez was so kind to send us some pictures taken in Palma de Mallorca on April 9.
I SEE ONE and I SEE THREE are two medium speed waterbus vessels built by Wight Shipyard, as a project of 4 (2 ships of 20m, 2 of 33m).
These vessels form an integral part of Fortina Investments’ innovative iSeeMalta concept, which provides visitors with access through a single pass to the ferry service, City Sightseeing buses, public transport as well as museums, Heritage Malta sites, entertainment spots and other attractions.