Tuesday, 31 July 2012

M.S."DOVER SEAWAYS" departing Dover

The "DOVER SEAWAYS" departing Dover for another crossing to Dunkirk, the ship was built in 2006, has a GRT of 35.397 and a top speed of 25 knots, she does an average of 20.5 in order to complete the crossing in two hours, I hope the livery colours will be changed one day, the ship looked so much nicer with the former NORFOLK LINE livery. Photos 29.7.2012

Monday, 30 July 2012


Just moments after leaving Dover, seen here picking up speed is the brand new "SPIRIT OF FRANCE", images taken from her sister "SPIRIT OF BRITAIN, 29.7.2012

Monday, 23 July 2012

"PRIDE OF CANTERBURY" departing Calais

Captured here last month is the P & O FERRIES "PRIDE OF CANTERBURY" leaving Calais on yet another voyage for Dover, these ships do an average of five crossings per day, each with the duration of 90 minutes. Photos Calais 17.6.2012

Friday, 20 July 2012

IFREMER vessel "L'EUROPE" at Barcelona

IFREMER is a French institution dedicated to the exploitation of the sea, it was founded in 1984. One of the vessels on charter, L'EUROPE, is seen here earlier this month in Barcelona, the ship is currently undergoing a study of the quality of the coastal waters, on the Mediterranean, she is virtually auscultating the MED. To follow up IFREMER's work, please visit their official website at www.ifremer.fr. Photos 2.7.2012

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Catamaran JAUME I

"JAUME I" was built in Australia by INCAT-HOBART in 1994, the ship has a GRT of 3.989 tons and is registered at La Valetta, she is at the moment operated by BALEARIA on the Barcelona-Minorca route, the ship has a maximum speed of 32 knots, photos Barcelona 30.6.2012 and 4.7.2012

Monday, 16 July 2012

M.V. "EXCELLENT" at Barcelona

M.V. "EXCELLENT" was built in Italy by NUOVI CANTIERI APUANIA in 1998 and was the fourth vessel to be delivered to GRANDI NAVI VELOCI, part of the GRIMALDI GROUP, the former three were "MAJESTIC", "SPLENDID" and "FANTASTIC". The ship is 203 metres long, has 39.777 GRT, capacity for 2200 passengers, she is operated on the Sete-Tangier-Barcelona route travelling at an average speed of 22 knots, she has a maximum speed of 26.6. Photos Barcelona 6.7.2012

Sunday, 15 July 2012

"ECO SLIM": the largest Ecological passenger catamaran in Europe

Visit the port of Barcelona on board the "ECO SLIM" the largest Ecological passenger catamaran in Europe. The vessel has capacity for 150 passengers and is equipped with photovoltaic panels, wind turbines and a fuel cell, a friendly environmental   way of sailing through Barcelona harbour, the vessel offers eight daily departures each one with the duration of 40 minutes. Photos Barcelona 30.6.2012 and 4.7.2012

Friday, 13 July 2012

"IKARUS PALACE" a beautiful cruise ferry in Barcelona

A BEAUTIFUL FERRY AT BARCELONA captured for the first time by my lenses, 4.7.2012. The ship was built in Norway in 1997 by FOSEN MEK VERKSTEDER A/S, she is 30.010 GRT, owned by MINOAN LINES with Greek registry and operated by GRIMALDI LINES on the Tangier-Livorno-Barcelona route. IKARUS PALACE is a fast ship, she has a top speed of over 28 knots, normally she cruises at 23, the ship has capacity for 850 cars and 120 trucks, 1500 passengers have from normal to luxury cabins on board ship, an original venue when travelling with MINOAN, is the opportunity for motorhome and caravan owners to use the ship's facilities, bathrooms, showers and electricity free of charge, certainly a one off

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

"MARTIN i SOLER" arriving Barcelona

Build in 2008 and named after the 18th century Spanish composer of Ballet and Opera, the "MARTIN i SOLER" is owned and operated by BALEARIA. The ship has a top speed of 23.5 knots, is 24.760 GRT and has capacity for 328 cars. The ship was awarded by SHIPPAX for her modern and very attractive interiors. Photos taken, Barcelona 4.7.2012