© Benoit Donne
Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2002 by Astilleros Espanoles S.A. (AESA) Seville, Spain, (Yard No. 291) as a passenger roll-on roll-off commercial freight ferry
- Length: 180.5 m (overall) 168.7m (between perpendiculars)
- Breadth of Hull: 24.3m (moulded)
- Depth: 9.6m
- Draught: 6.50 m
- Tonnage: 25,028 gross, 8,058 net, 6900 deadweight
- Engines: Four 9-cylinder Wartsila diesels
- Power: 23760 kW
- Speed: 23 knots
- Capacity: 550 passengers, 2,196 lane metres
- Call Sign: EBYF, LZRM
- IMO Number: 9237242
- Registry: Santa Cruz de Tenerife/Spain, Bulgaria
- Sister Vessels: Brave Merchant, Dawn Merchant, Northern Merchant , Midnight Merchant.
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September 19th 2001: Launched.
March 2002: Delivered to Cia. Trasmediterranea, Madrid, Spain.
© Benoit Donne
March 2002: Commenced service between Cadiz – Canary Islands.
© Federico Bolognini
200?: Services between Valencia – Mallorca.
June 2011: Services between Cadiz – Canary Islands.
September 1st 2012: Registered Owner; Acciona Trasmediterranea, Registered Manager; PB Management Eood.
© Mike Barker (left) and © Carsten Dettmer (right)
© Jens Boldt
June 1st 2014: Sold to Bulgaria West Port and renamed DRUJBA. Manager: Pb Management Burgas, Bulgaria.
Palma de Mallorca © Carlos Moreno Trobat (Merchant Ships)
August 15th 2014: Maiden voyage from the port of Burgas to the Georgian port of Poti sailing Burgas-Poti-Burgas every Friday.
September 2014: Switched route from the Georgian port of Batumi to Novorossiysk, Russia.
Novorossiysk, Russia © Yevgeniy B
June 24th 2014: Left Palma for Burgas, Bulgaria.
August 15th 2014: Services between Burgas – Novorossiysk.
March 31st 2017: Sold to Polferries for delivery in May.
All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions found. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Mike Barker, Carlos Moreno Trobat (Merchant Ships), Jens Boldt, Federico Bolognini, Carsten Dettmer, Benoit Donne, Yevgeniy B and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in compiling this feature.