AESA To Build Car/Passenger Ferry For Moroccan Owner

Moroccan shipowner Limadet (Lignes Maritimes du Detroit) has ordered a car/passenger ferry from Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Espanoles, S.A. (AESA) for service between Morocco and Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar.

The ferry, which will be built by H.J. Barreras, the Vigo-based yard of the AESA Group, will have capacity to carry 1,300 passengers and 283 cars or 29 trucks.

The contract was signed by Farid Dellero, chairman of Limadet, and Juan Saez, chairman of AESA, at the shipbuilder's office in Madrid.

Limadet has been planning to offer a wider range of services across the Strait of Gibraltar with a new ferry since 1986, as demand has been consistently increasing over the last few years.

Limadet placed its order with AESA after evaluating offers from several shipyards. Talks between Limadet and AESA have gone on for more than a year.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 66,  Feb 1991 A.B.

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