P&O Pioneer delivered

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On 28 February, Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) of China handed over P&O Ferries’ first “double-ended” ro-pax.

P&O PIONEER will depart China for Europe shortly, arriving at Dover in the first days of April.  She is expected in service on the Dover – Calais route at the start of May.  P&O PIONEER will be joined by sistership P&O LIBERTE later in the year.

The EUR 260 million investment by P&O Ferries is expected to see the PRIDE OF CANTERBURY, PRIDE OF KENT and already idle PRIDE OF BURGUNDY exit the fleet.

Photos: P&O Ferries

Incat Crowther To Design Double-Ended Ro-Pax Ferry

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Incat Crowther has announced the design of a double-ended ro-pax ferry for Sealink Travel Group – one of Australia’s largest vessel operators.
The original ferry is going to operate to Bruny Island in Tasmania.
She will be built by Richardson Devine Marine in Hobart.

Incat says the vessel is unusual for a double ended vehicle ferry:

  • it is a robust aluminium catamaran offering a very significant fuel saving when compared with a conventional steel monohull vessel.
  • the vessel is designed for the later fitment of an extra vehicle deck.