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Successful Plymouth trails for Brittany’s Galicia

[ October 20, 2020   //   ]

Brittany Ferries’ newest vessel, Galicia called at ABP’s port of Plymouth in mid-October for berthing trails. It follows a similar visit to Portsmouth.

Measuring 215 metres, Galicia will be one of Brittany Ferries’ largest vessels, and the trials at Plymouth were conducted in close cooperation with Cattewater Harbour Commission.  

Brittany Ferries port operations manager, Steve Lawrie, said: “Galicia’s arrival at Plymouth will help free our Brittany Ferries’ flagship Pont-Aven, offering an additional weekly round trip from Plymouth to Santander, starting in March 2021. This will double the frequency and capacity on that route.”

With the success of the trials at Plymouth, it means Galicia’s sister ships, Salamanca and Santona – arriving in 2022 and 2023 respectively – can also operate safely from Plymouth.

Despite the pandemic, by the end of September, Plymouth saw an additional 3 calls of Brittany Ferries’ Cap Finistere with over 248 freight units, 1,095 vehicles and over 1,800 passengers.

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