M/V Olau West

Olau West sailing in her Olau Line livery.
M/V Olau West. Ian BOYLE Collection (Simplon Postcards), Picture FotoFlitte.

Grenaa was built in 1964, and sold to Olau Line in 1970. She was then renamed Olau West.

Olau West was chartered between 05th August 1976 and 10th October 1976 by Bretagne Angleterre Irlande SA, for service between Saint-Malo and Portsmouth. However, she grounded off the coast of Saint-Malo on 07th August and had to be repaired.

She was then purchased by Corsica Ferries in 1977, which renamed her Corsica Marina. Sold in 1990, she then often changed of owner and operator. Between 2001 and 2010, she was operated by Azzurra Line, which renamed her Azzurra. She was broken in Aliaga in June 2013.

Technical Datas of M/V Olau West
M/V Olau West (1976)
The Ship
Launch  1964
Shipyard Schiffbau Gesellschaft Unterweser, Bremerhaven, Germany
Owner Olau Line 
Operator  Brittany Ferries
Routes St Malo (FR) - Portsmouth (GB) 
IMO 6406373 
Technical Datas
Length 97.41 m 
Breadth 17.76 m 
Draught 04.39 m 
Gross Tonnage 3,061 GT 
Engines specifications
Engines 2 MAN GV52/74A engines 
Speed 18.00 knots (service) 
Passengers & Cargo
Passengers Capacity 1,500 passengers 
Garage Capacity 165 cars 


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