Ferry repatriates French citizens from Tunisia
On May 17, 2020, the 'Jean Nicoli' left the port of La Goulette in the direction of Marseille with more than 460 passengers on board, all residents in France, who have been blocked for almost two months in Tunisia following the closure of the borders due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They will thus return to French territory with their vehicles. The Embassy thanked Corsica Linea, the Tunisian Navigation Campaign, the Tunisian authorities and the PACA regional prefecture for their support. The ferry was due to arrive in Marseille on May 18 at 1.30 p.m.
ABB enables emissions-free port stay in Marseille for Corsica Linea ferry Jean Nicoli
With ABB’s shore connection technology, three Corsica Linea ferries will cut emissions and noise pollution when berthed in the Port of Marseille, France, ABB says in a press release. Instead of running diesel-fueled auxiliary engines, Paglia Orba, Jean Nicoli and Pascal Paoli ferrieswill use electricity for power at berth. Each of the three vessels is being modified to feature ABB’s power compensation solution Dynacomp, which allows electricity available from the local grid in Marseille to be stepped down to 11KV in order to take care of ship power needs while in port. “ABB shore connection technology enables the type of emissions-free ship power that regulators, ports and local residents increasingly demand. With ABB’s proven technology, Paglia Orba, Jean Nicoli and Pascal Paoli will be emissions-free when berthed in Marseille,” said Ludovic Amouroux, Project Manager, Corsica Linea. “We estimate we will use between 7MWh and 11 MWh of zero-emission power per call, depending on the vessel.”
Repairs to Jean Nicoli almost complete
The "Jean Nicoli" should hopefully resume service on March 17 between Marseille and Corsica. After first repairs in Toulon, where she head berthed following the incident causing great damage to the wheelhouse, the ship moved to Marseille on March 10, where the repair works were continued. Most of the systems have now been restored but some equipment has had to be changed, including a radar.Upload News