SICILIA destined for the Baleària-operated Gijon – Nantes/Saint-Nazaire route
Baleària has elected the SICILIA to operate between the Spanish northern port of Gijon and the French Atlantic port of Saint-Nazaire. The SICILIA is one of five vessels that will be converted to take LNG.
MAN PrimeServ contracted to retrofit Spanish operator's ferry to dual-fuel operation
MAN PrimeServ, the after-sales division of MAN Energy Solutions, has won the contract to convert two RoPax ferries from Spanish operator, Baleària Eurolineas Maritimas, S.A., to dual-fuel operation. Sister ships, the ‘Nápoles’ and ‘Sicilia’, are currently each powered by 2 × MAN 9L48/60A main engines, which will all be converted to 9L51/60DF units that will enable running on LNG, MAN said in its press release.
Alterations of ferry sailings after allision of Sicilia
The allision of the "Sicilia" with the Alba de es Botafoc dock in Ibiza has altered the operation of routes and schedules of the shipping company Baleària during the next days. The Ibiza-Valencia ferry that was to leave on Jan 29 at 2.30 p.m. was canceled, and the "Bahama Mama" (IMO: 9441142) was offered as an alternative at 12.30 p.m. also at the port of Valencia. From Dénia the sailing destined to Palma at 5.30 p.m. was canceled and an alternative was offered at 8.30 p.m. via Ibiza from the port of Valencia with the "Bahama Mama". The sailing Ibiza-Palma at 9.45 p.m. was also canceled and as an alternative the trip at 03.25 a.m. with the "Bahama Mama" offered. The Valencia-Palma ferry that had to leave at 9.45 p.m. advanced its departure to 8.30 p.m. and the Ibiza-Palma ferry that was to leave at 9.30 p.m. delayed its departure to 02.10 a.m. On Jan 30 the Palma-Ibiza sailing at 08.00 a.m. was delayed by half an hour, while the Palma-Ibiza sailing at 10.00 a.m. has been canceled (there was an alternative at 08.30 a.m. with the "Bahama Mama"). The sailing scheduled at 9.30 p.m. was delayed to Jan 31 at 02.00 a.m., ETA 06.00 a.m. Baleària informed that the "Sicilia" was to be repaired within the next days.Upload News