MV Almariya, ex Nordlandia, Olau Hollandia (I) – Twin screw motor vessel built in 1981 by AG Weser Seebeckwerft AG, Bremerhaven, Germany (Yard no 1028) as a passenger and motor vehicle ferry for Olau Line Ltd Co, Hamburg
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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 roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry.
MV Liamare, ex Ameland – Steel single screw motor vessel built in 2001 by Zaliv Shipbuilding Yard, Kerch. Ukraine (Yard No169) Allships Outfitting & Repairs B.V. at Machinefabriek Olthof, Capelle a/d IJssel The Netherlands (Yard No 01201) as a General Cargo ship
This article was originally published on the 1st December 2012 but with the festive season rapidly approaching it’s time to resurrect an old favourite. As can be seen below, the ferries have certainly changed over the years (in both number and in size) but there is still one tradition that remains and that is the local fleet’s official day of rest, Christmas Day. In these modern days of the 24 hour operation at the Port of Dover it is very rare to see the ships laid up.