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Meridian Ferries


Meridian Ferries was a freight roro operator servicing the Folkestone to Boulogne route replacing the short lived Opale Ferries. Sailings were inaugurated on the 4th July 1993 with a single vessel. A second vessel was added to the service in February 1995. Unfortunately the company collapsed on the 15th March 1995 after a period of industrial unrest initiated by the French seamen’s union over the use of Eastern European crews.

Spirit of Independence - Past and Present

Spirit of Independence – Past and Present

MV Derin Deniz, ex Happy Dolphin, Spirit of Independence, Innisfallen – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1969 as a passenger and vehicle ferry by Werft Nobiskrug GmbH, Rendsburg, Germany (Yard No 660) for B&I Line, Dublin

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Mv Marine Evangeline – Past and Present

MV ULS Ferry 1 – ex Kapella, Marine Evangeline, Spirit of Boulogne, Marine Evangeline, Duke of Yorkshire, Cord Adeler – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1974 by Kristiansands Mekaniske Verksted, Kristiansand, Norway (Yard No. 221), for A/S Larvik-Frederikshavnferjen, Larvik, Norway