Tallink Grupp and Tanger MED Port Authority, a Moroccan company with State participation, have signed short-term time-charter agreements for ropax ferries VICTORIA I and ROMANTIKA.
The vessels will operate between Morocco and France, and between Morocco and Italy in July-September 2021.
Both ferries have been chartered for 100 days. The vessels will be operated by Tallink Grupp’s technical crew.
Morocco launched the annual summer transit plan for its citizens living in Europe, with a scheme excluding all sea links via Spain. The reason is a major diplomatic crisis between Spain and Morocco.
This means only longer crossings to France, Italy and Portugal are possible.
The Moroccan Ministry of Transport expects a total of 650,000 passengers and 180,000 vehicles between June 15 and September 15.
The Government has decided to subsidise the ferry tickets of MRE (Moroccan citizens living abroad): 1,000 to maximum 3,000 MAD (95 to 284 EUR). [official government source in Arab]