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First sailing for Brittany’s LNG ferry

[ March 25, 2022   //   ]

Brittany Ferries’ Salamanca, the first LNG-powered ferry to operate in UK waters, left Portsmouth for the first time at the weekend of 25/26 March, on its inaugural voyage to Bilbao, Spain. Four LNG ferries will be added to the fleet, based in Portsmouth, including two hybrids, by 2025.

Salamanca will make two round trips to Bilbao each week and a weekly return-voyage to Cherbourg in France.

Salamanca’s sister-ship Santoña is due to join the fleet next year and will connect Portsmouth with Santander. Two LNG-electric hybrid vessels will connect Portsmouth with St Malo and Caen in 2025.

Salamanca is one of the largest ships in the Brittany Ferries Fleet. An E-Flexer class vessel, she has nearly 3km of garage space.  

(Picture: A Pennec)