Former North Channel Ferry Emerges with New Look

By: Scott Mackey
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MOROCCO SUN (ex GALLOWAY PRINCESS/STENA GALLOWAY) emerges from dry dock at Gibraltar, 31 January 2022. Copyright Alistair McCarlie

MOROCCO SUN, the former GALLOWAY PRINCESS and STENA GALLOWAY of 1980 has emerged from dry dock at Gibraltar looking very smart in a new livery.

The navy-blue hull brings the vessel’s colour scheme into line with that of operating partner, MOROCCO STAR, on the Algeciras to Tanger Med route.

Now part of the fleet of Africa Morocco Link, MOROCCO SUN was the first in the well-known series of four similar vessels built in Belfast at the Harland and Wolff Shipyard for Sealink (UK) Ltd in 1980-81. She served the Larne/Belfast to Stranraer route from new until her sale to IMTC for service on the Gibraltar Straits in 2002 as LE RIF. The ship was laid up in 2014 and faced an uncertain future for a number of years, until she was refurbished and entered service with AML in 2019.

All photos are with thanks to and Copyright of Alistair McCarlie.

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