BRITTANY FERRIES flagship "PONT-AVEN", is heading to Gdansk for scrubber installation and maintenance work, she is the only ship going to Poland for this major installation due to the size of the ship, too large for the ASTANDER shipyard at Santander in Spain. ARMORIQUE the sixth and last ship to have new scrubbers is also on her way to Santander for the same refit and installation, BF is now nearing completion of the vast investement programme to become one of the greenest fleets in operation. "PONT-AVEN" will resume service next March. Photos of the ship at sea, taken last October and design impression of the new funnel, courtesy of BF
CAP FINISTERE after arrival at Bilbao from Portsmouth last Thursday, the 19th of November, she arrives at 12.45 and is back at sea at 3.30pm, local timings, for her return to the UK, she is seen here just ready to take another load of cars, trailers and foot passengers on board. Photos 19.11.2015
MONT ST MICHEL debuted for BF in December of 2002, nearly thirteen years old now, she's at the moment undergoing her most accomplished refit in Santander, the company is spending 11 million pounds on the ship, apart from the installation of scrubbers, her main engines and other machinery will be totally overhauled, she will have new carpets in public areas, the garage will be repainted and lighting improved, MONT ST MICHEL will look better than ever and I can't wait to see her and most importantly sail on her again. Photos of the ship at sea.
BRETAGNE's sailing last Saturday from Saint-Malo was a busy one, being the end of the Half-Term Holidays meant a lot of families on board, passengers were nearly 900 which is a very decent number for this time of the year, a lot of entertainment was therefore directed to children, also it was the Halloween weekend and of course the final of the 2015 Rugby World Cup final, the expected and much antecipated ALL BLACKS versus AUSTRALIA final game of another wonderful tournement, photos 31.10.2015