It has been widely reported that Baleària has agreed to charter the so far unused ro-pax HONFLEUR. This was the ferry built by Flensburger Shipyard, refused by Brittany Ferries due to excessive delays, and then completed by Fosen Yard.
The vessel has been idle at Gdynia for almost a year, since work on her was completed. It is reported that the ship will be in Spain by the end of March and is to be chartered for six months with an option to buy afterwards.
With an LNG compatibility, it seems a natural match for Baleària, one of the leading LNG ferry operators.
The ship has started displaying the name RUSADIR on AIS. Rusadir was an ancient Punic and Roman town at what is now Melilla, Spain, suggesting that the ship is likely to be used on Baleària’s services to North Africa.