Seafrance

SeaFrance was a ferry company based in France, it was a wholly owned subsidiary of the nationalised railway operator SNCF. It operated ferry services between Calais, France, and Dover, England. SeaFrance commenced operations between Dover and Calais in 1996 following the ending of the Sealink pooling agreement with Stena Line in late 1995.

During its 15 years of operation the company witnessed the introduction of three new vessels, however, it was also to witness increasing financial losses and deepening industrial unrest with its employees and the powerful trade unions.

On the 15/11/11, the company suspended operations pending a decision in Paris in regards to its future. On the 16/11/11, the Paris commercial court ordered the liquidation of SeaFrance, with the provision that trading could continue until the 28/01/12, however, ferry operations ceased immediately.

Administrators were appointed to sell the business but on the 09/01/12 the Commercial Court in Paris announced their final decision to liquidate SeaFrance with the loss of 1,850 jobs.

The assets of the former Seafrance were later sold to Groupe Eurotunnel (GET) who in turn chartered the vessels to a co-operative of ex Seafrance employees, SCOP (société coopérative et participative) Seafrance, to enable them to recommence ferry operation from Calais to Dover, trading as MyFerryLink.

MV Côte Des Dunes – Past and Present

MV Côte Des Dunes – Past and Present

MV Côte Des Dunes, ex Rodin - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Aker Finnyards in Rauma, Finland (Yard No.437) for Seafrance SA in 2001 as a passenger and…
MV Côte Des Flandres – Past and Present

MV Côte Des Flandres – Past and Present

MV Côte Des Flandres, ex Berlioz - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Chantiers Atlantique, France in 2004 (Yard No.032) for Seafrance SA as a passenger and roll-on roll-off…
MV Nord Pas-de-Calais – Past and Present

MV Nord Pas-de-Calais – Past and Present

MV Al Andalus Express, ex Nord Pas-de-Calais, Seafrance Nord Pas-de-Calais, Nord Pas-de-Calais - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Chantiers du Nord et de la Méditerranée SA, Dunkirk, (Yard No 325)…
MV A Nepita – Past and Present

MV A Nepita – Past and Present

MV A Nepita - ex Stena Superfast X, Dieppe Seaways, Seafrance Moliere, Jean Nicoli, Superfast X - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG,…
MV Seafrance Manet – Past and Present

MV Seafrance Manet – Past and Present

MV Poeta López Anglada - ex Daniya, Stena Navigator, Seafrance Manet, Stena Parisien, Champs Elysees - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1984 by Chantiers Dubigeon S.A., Prairie-au-Duc, Nantes,…
MV Seafrance Cezanne – Past and Present

MV Seafrance Cezanne – Past and Present

MV Western Light, ex Seafrance Cezanne, Fiesta, Channel Seaway - Steel twin screw motor vessel, originally built in 1979 by Kockums Varv (shipyard) AB, Malmo, Sweden (Yard No. 568), as ARIADNI…
MV Seafrance Renoir – Past and Present

MV Seafrance Renoir – Past and Present

MV Seafrance Renoir, ex Cote D'Azur - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre (Yard No. 256), Le Havre, France, for Societe des…
MV Seafrance Monet – Past and Present

MV Seafrance Monet – Past and Present

MV Volcan de Tacande, ex Seafrance Monet, Stena Londoner, Versailles, Stena Nautica - Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Brodogradiliste Jozo Lozovina Mosor, Trogir, Yugoslavia in 1974 (Yard No.…
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