Armas takes control: first step
The ink is not yet dry regarding the approval of Naviera Armas’s takeover of Trasmediterranea, but the first step has been taken with the announcement that Armas has agreed as part of the takeover package, to give up the Motril to Melilla route to new entrant FRS. Shippax understands that the vessel operating this route, the VOLCAN DE TINAMAR, has now been re-assigned to Trasmediterranea’s route between Barcelona and Mahon (Menorca) from 8 June. Source: shippax.se
Dozens of migrants found hidden on ferry
The Civil Guard located 67 immigrants, 40 of them minors, hiding in tanks and trucks that were going to embark on the "Volcan de Tinamar" in Melilla. The ferry was heading for Motril. Almost half of them, 30 specifically were already inside the ferry when they were found by the Civil Guard, which collaborated with the National Police.
New luxury ferry delivered to ARMAS
The Canarian shipping Armas continues to renew its fleet. After the "Volcan del Teide" now also the "Volcán de Tinamar" resumes operation. The brand new sister ship - the building cost was around 125 million euros - was on 20 June from the shipyard in Vigo on the way south. The shipping company will use ship from 8th July on during the week use between the Canary Islands, about the route Santa Cruz (Tenerife) - to strengthen Arrecife (Lanzarote). On weekends, the route is in Santa Cruz de Tenerife - Funchal (Madeira) - Portimao (Portugal) on the schedule. The new luxury ferry, the equipment of a cruise ship is very close, can accommodate 1,500 passengers and some of the 200 cabins are in duplex style and include a luxury amenities (bathroom and bedroom plus living room with panoramic view). For leisure activities during the trip a swimming pool with sun terrace, a cafeteria and a restaurant are available.Upload News