The new Bac 24 double-end ferry sails in the Loire
26 May 2020 | © Mer et Marine
Ordered to Merré Shipyard by the Department of Seine-Maritime to ensure the connection between Quilleboeuf and Port-Jérôme, on the Seine, the Bac 24 has just completed its first sailings.
Built in Saint-Nazaire, where it was launched in December, the ferry left the Penhoët basin on Monday to enter the Loire estuary and thus begin its tests on the river and its passages 'water, several lines of ferries being operated between Saint-Nazaire and Nantes, where the boat arrived last night. At the time of its tests, the Bac 24 is looking forward to the Seine with a view to putting it into service this summer.
Designed by the architectural firm Navire ST, the new tank is 66 meters long, 40 of which is for the float.
Equipped with four Cummuns QSL9 diesel engines and four Schottel hydrojets, it will be able to accommodate 145 passengers, 27 cars and 2 heavy vehicles.
It will therefore be operated on the Quilleboeuf-Port-Jérôme line, which is the second busiest water passage in the Seine after that of Duclair.
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