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In Pictures: Finbo Cargo (ex European Endeavour) leaves Liverpool for Finland

Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö’s recently acquired Ro-Pax FINBO CARGO left Liverpool for Finland yesterday, with an indicated destination of Naantali.  When she arrives at Naantali (expected May 24th) the former P&O Ferries vessel will visit Turku Ship Repair Yard ahead of her introduction on a new Eckerö Line service between Helsinki (Vuosaari) and Tallinn in June. 

With her former name EUROPEAN ENDEAVOUR hastily painted out, FINBO CARGO left Royal Seaforth Dock at around noon to transit through the lock at Gladstone Dock for the final time.  

Closeup of FINBO CARGO as she left Merseyside for Finland showing her hastily painted over former name. Copyright Christopher Triggs.
Closeup of FINBO CARGO as she left Merseyside for Finland showing her hastily painted over former name. Copyright Christopher Triggs.

The majority of her final P&O livery, first applied in 2016, remained intact with the only clue to casual observers to her no longer being a P&O Ferries vessel being the top of the P&O flag on her funnels being painted over.

FINBO CARGO will receive a unique Eckerö Line livery when at Turku Ship Repair. Like her former Liverpool to Dublin service, her new service between Vuosaari and Tallinn will focus on freight but also accept passengers with cars.

An artist's impression of what EUROPEAN ENDEAVOUR will look like as FINBO CARGO. Eckero Line.
An artist’s impression of what EUROPEAN ENDEAVOUR will look like as FINBO CARGO. Eckero Line.

Steven Tarbox

Steven is a former retail professional and a ferry writer and photographer. He created NI Ferry Site as a web design project in 2014 to be a news and information source for everyone with an interest in ferries, with a particular focus on Northern Ireland. Steven is the editor of the website and looks after all of the technical aspects.
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