British Channel Island Ferries (BCIF)

Overview

British Channel Island Ferries (BCIF) was a ferry operator who ran passenger and freight services between Poole, Weymouth, Portsmouth and the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey. The company was founded in late 1984 as Channel Island Ferries by a consortium made up of Brittany Ferries, Huelin Renouf and Mainland Market Deliveries (MMD) to compete with Sealink British Ferries services to Portsmouth and Weymouth. Channel Island Ferries established their service from Portsmouth to the Channel Islands late in March 1985. In January 1994 it was announced that British Channel Island Ferries had been bought by Commodore Shipping. Nowadays Commodore Shipping operate as Condor Ferries.

MV Reine Mathilde – Past and Present

MV Reine Mathilde – Past and Present

MV Beauport, ex Reine Mathilde, Prince of Brittany, Prince of Fundy - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built in 1970 by Schiffbau-Gesellschaft Unterweser, AG, Bremerhaven (Yard No. 477), for Lion Ferry…
MV Olau Kent – Past and Present

MV Olau Kent – Past and Present

MV Apollo, ex Corbiere, Benodet, Gelting Nord, Olau Kent, Apollo - Twin screw motor vessel built in 1970 at Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg-Ems, Germany (Yard No. 560) for Ab…
MV Breizh-Izel – Past and Present

MV Breizh-Izel – Past and Present

MV Duchess M, ex Balbeck, Duchess M, Breizh-Izel, Iniochos Express, Rata Hills, Wanaka - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1970 at Taikoo Dockyard & Eng. Co, Quarry Bay,…
MV St Edmund – Past and Present

MV St Edmund – Past and Present

MV Sara 3 - ex Santa Catharine, Scirocco, Rozel, Scirocco, HMS Keren, Keren, St Edmund - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1975 at Cammell Laird Shipbuilders Ltd., Birkenhead,…
MV Purbeck – Past and Present

MV Purbeck – Past and Present

MV Maria Rosario, ex Purbeck - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 at Ateliers et Chantiers du Havre (ACH), Le Havre, France (Yard No 247) for Truckline Ferries…
MV Cornouailles – Past and Present

MV Cornouailles – Past and Present

MV Sveti Stefan, ex Havelet, Cornouailles - Steel twin screw motor vessel built in  1977 at Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted Trondheim Norway, (Yard No 735) for Brittany Ferries, Morlaix ,France as a…
MV Lion – Past and Present

MV Lion – Past and Present

MV Adinda Listara 101, ex Portelet, Baroness M, Portelet, Lion - Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Cammell, Laird of Birkenhead in 1967 for Messrs. Burns & Laird (Yard…
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