M/V MN Pelican

MN Pelican berthed in Bilbao.
MN Pelican. Courtesy Brittany Ferries.

Pelican is a RoRo cargo ship able of carrying 125 trailers built in 1999 in Norway.

She was purchased by the Compagnie Maritime Nantaise in 2007, which chartered her to French Army until 2015. Corse’s local authorities then chartered her in order to replace SNCM’s services in case of further strikes, enabling the company to be delivered.

In January 2016 Brittany Ferries announced that the company has chartered the ship for one year on the purpose of creating a twice weekly freight-only service between Poole and Bilbao for un-accompagnied trailers. Her charter enables the company to increase its freight and passenger capacity on the routes linking Spain and Great Britain, whereas freight traffic on this route has increased by 20% during year 2014-2015. Her chartering would enable the company not shipping lorries on board its cruise ferries.

Technical Datas of M/V MN Pelican
M/V MN Pelican(2016 onwards)
The Ship
Launch 1999
Maiden Voyage 1999
Shipyard Fosen Yards, Rissa, Norway
Owner Compagnie Maritime Nantaise
Operator Brittany Ferries
Routes Poole (GB) - Bilbao (ES)
IMO 9170999
MMSI 227286000
Call Sign FMLR
Port of Registry Marseille, PACA, France
International Register
Technical Datas
Length 155.50 m
Breadth 22.70 m
Draught 05.90 m
Gross Tonnage 12,076 GT
Net Tonnage 3,623 NT
Deadweight 8,848 t
Engines specifications
Engines 1 Wärtsilä-Vasa 16V46B
Power 15,600 kW
Speed Between 14 and 20 knots (service)
Passengers & Cargo
Passengers 12 passengers
Cabins 3 cabins with 4 berths
Garage Capacity 100 unaccompagnied trailers
Garage Linear Length 1,690 lane meters


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