Brittany Ferries has extended the charter of MN Pelican (1999/12,076gt) from French owners Maritime Nantaise for a further 12 months until February 2018.

The Norwegian-built 155m con-ro vessel began operations for Brittany Ferries early in 2016┬ámaking two weekly return sailings between Poole and Bilbao,┬áproviding capacity on three decks for over 100×16.5m trailers (including MAFI trailers for heavy and out-of-gauge cargos) with berths for eight freight drivers in three cabins.

She comes from shipping company Maritime Nantaise and her original charter, which includes crew, was for twelve months, with the option of extension, an option that has now been exercised.

Photo by Kevin Mitchell