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LD Lines


LD Lines was a French shipping company, with both roro freight and passenger ferry operations. LD Lines commenced operations in October 2005, operating between Portsmouth and Le Havre. LD Lines eventually went on to operate ferry routes on the English Channel, the Bay of Biscay and in the Mediterranean Sea. In 2013, the English Channel routes of LD Lines were merged with the English Channel operations of DFDS. The remaining LD Lines routes ceased operations by September 2014.

© Dan Hall

MV Etretat – Past and Present

MV Etretat, ex Norman Voyager – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2008 by C.N. “Visentini” di Visentini Francesco & C, Porto Viro yard, Italy (Yard No 220) as a Passenger Roll on – Roll off cargo ferry for Epic Shipping, London.

© Carsten Dettmer

MV Calais Seaways – Past and Present

MV Calais Seaways, ex Norman Spirit, Ostend Spirit, Pride of Aquitaine, PO Aquitaine, POSL Aquitaine, Stena Royal, Prins Filip – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Boelwerf of Temse, Belgium (Yard No. 1534), for Regie Voor Maritiem Transport (RMT) in 1991 as a Ro/Ro car and commercial vehicle passenger ferry