• Ferry NewsPRIDE OF YORK seen at Rotterdam with her P&O Ferries hull and funnel branding removed. Image: © Rob de Visser.

    Farewell Norsea! Last large British-built passenger ferry departs for Italy

    P&O Ferries' former Hull - Zeebrugge ferry PRIDE OF YORK left a North Sea port for the final time this morning for a new chapter in her career.

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  • Ferry NewsSTENA SUPERFAST VIII backs down Musgrave Channel towards Harland & Wolff's Commisioning Quay, 10.09.20. Copyright © Steven Tarbox

    Napoloean Bonaparte sold to SNAV

    It appears that Italian ferry operator SNAV have agreed to purchase SNCM’s Napoloean Bonaparte.  The luxury ferry often compared more to a cruise ship due to her striking exterior was holed below the waterline during a storm in October 2012 after she broke her moorings.  Due to the extent of the damage caused to her engines and electrical installations it had been thought that the ship would not be destined for scrap, but SNAV have agreed to purchase her for a knockdown €7m subject to approval from their board (MSC).  It had previously been reported that the ships insurers had settled with SNCM for €60m, meaning the company has gained €67m from the accident and subsequent sale.  SNCM is known…

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