Brokers are reporting that P&O Ferries has sold their 1993 ro-pax PRIDE OF BURGUNDY to Turkish ship recyclers.
The former Dover – Calais ferry has been laid up at Dunkerque East since late 2021. The vessel was “permanently withdrawn” in 2020 during the height of the Covid pandemic only to have a short-lived return to service the following year.
The ship is expected to end her life at an EU-approved recycling facility at Aliaga in the coming months. Her sale is reported at the rate of $320 per LDT, a total price of $3.7 million based on her 28,100 GT.
The ship’s age and English Channel focussed design made a sale for further use unlikely.
It remains to be seen what fate awaits the PRIDE OF KENT and PRIDE OF CANTERBURY with the arrival of P&O PIONEER and P&O LIBERTE this year.
Meanwhile, P&O PIONEER departed China on 3 March for her delivery voyage to Europe. A visit to Singapore waters followed on 8 March and at the time of writing was due at Colombo on 11 March. P&O Ferries has confirmed that the ship is due to enter service on 1 May.