Monday, June 15, 2009

Ferry Sad News

Time to bid goodbye to the sight of this ferry plying our waters, I'm afraid. My spy writes:

Just to inform you that TEF's ferry the Primrose has received a sternramp for her charter between Spain and Morroco. She will be chartered for 3 months and is expected to do her first sailing for a company called COMARIT on 22 June. She also recieved additional cabins and Pullman seats.

Its highly unlikely she will ever return to Ramsgate. Her first appearance was in 1994 when she was chartered to Sally Line for the Dunkirk route due to a fire on board the Sally Star. She then operated for Ostend lines as a spare vessel. In 1998 she was sold to Denval marine and chartered to their ferry division, TEF.


So, one down and, what, five to go? Meanwhile, six months after our MP trumpeted the thing, there's still no real indication that the new Euroferries fast cat is doing anything other than stalking the Canaries!

Dated Primrose info on Wikipedia

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

does this mean a reduction in service or are they adding a different vessel to take over? I understand the boats all go out of service soon as their as old and knackerd as the jumbos that frequent our isle.

Paul said...

It just means that instead of the Oleander running one sailing per day, during peak periods she will have to make two trips. The reasone she oly made one trip before is because she costs soo much to run, about double the cost of the others.
Oh and ECR i know youve had alot of flack these past few day, not to correct you, but its 1 down four to go, not five....and we can safely say bye bye to Euroferries, thanks for the m\ny wonderfully memories of crossings a days to/in Boulogne!

Eastcliff Richard said...

Thanks for the update Paul.

I really don't mind being factually corrected. It's when people offer unsolicited advice like 'stick to what you're good at', 'take time off', that my blood boils.

And, y'know, it boils at a much lower temperature than most people's because it mainly consists of alcohol.

TB said...

New Mayor of Ramsgate...

http://www.yourthanet.co.uk/kent-news/Cllr-David-Green-is-new-Mayor-of-Ramsgate-newsinkent25343.aspx

krisostend said...

Ferry good news??????

TEF Primrose is back in Ostend. I do not know why, maybe back in service? TEF logo is not yet on the ship. After a charter in Spain he returned, but for how long...