Corsica Ferries - Sardinia Ferries

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Corsica Ferries Sardinia Ferries
Industry Shipping, Transport
Founded 1967
Headquarters Bastia, Vado Ligure, (France Italy)
Parent Lozali S.A
Website www.corsicaferries.com
MS Mega Express in the port of Bastia
Corsica Ferries MS Mega Express Two in the port of port Toulon.
Corsica Express Seconda in Piombino Port
MS Mega Express Four at Ajaccio

Corsica Ferries - Sardinia Ferries (Corsica Ferries France SAS) - (Forship SpA), is a France-Italy based ferry company[1] that operates traffic to and from the islands of Corsica and Sardinia.

Corsica Sardinia Ferries is a ferry company which started services in 1967 under the name of Corsica Line with the ferry Corsica Express. Since the company’s humble beginnings its has grown into what is today the market leader to Corsica and Sardinia. Corsica Sardinia Ferries is the premier ferry operator on the Western Mediterranean Sea transporting more than 1 million passengers annually aboard their ferries running to and from France and Italy to Corsica, Sardinia and Elba.

Corsica Sardinia Ferries operate 2 return routes from Italy to Sardinia and 10 return routes from France and Italy to Corsica, with a total of up to 13 crossings daily.

The fleet currently consists of 14 vessels. Thanks to its no-frills economical model, the company represents today 60% of the maritime traffic to Corsica.

In 2005, Forship Spa, a subsidiary of Corsica Sardinia Ferries, has been condemned to pay 490 000 € by the Tribunal of Marseille for having "voluntary discharged at sea" offshore of the Cap Corse on May 12, 2004.[2]

Current fleet[edit]

Ship Flag Built Entered Service Gross tonnage Length Width Passengers Vessels Knots Photos
MS Corsica Marina Seconda Italy 1974 1986 12.053 GT 121 m 19 m 1.500 550 19
MS Sardinia Vera Italy 1975 1987 12.107 GT 121 m 19 m 1.500 550 19
MS Corsica Victoria Italy 1973 1989 13.085 GT 146 m 21 m 1.700 480 19
MS Sardinia Regina Italy 1972 1996 13.004 GT 146 m 21 m 1.700 480 19
MS Corsica Express Seconda Italy 1996 1996 3.560 GT 103 m 14,5 m 535 150 37
MS Corsica Express Three Italy 1996 1996 3.530 GT 103 m 14,5 m 535 150 37
MS Mega Express Italy 2001 2001 26.400 GT 173 m 24,5 m 1.756 550 29
MS Mega Express Two Italy 2001 2001 26.400 GT 173 m 24,5 m 1.756 550 29
MS Mega Express Three Italy 2001 2004 29.637 GT 212 m 25 m 2.100 650 30,5
MS Mega Express Four Italy 1995 2006 24.186 GT 174 m 24 m 2.000 650 27
MS Mega Express Five Italy 1993 2009 27.711 GT 170 m 25 m 1.800 600 26
MS Mega Smeralda Italy 1985 2008 34.694 GT 171,5 m 27,6 m 2.000 550 22

Routes[edit]

Former Ships[edit]

  • Corsica Ferry (1972-1976)
  • Corsica Star (1973-1980)
  • Corsica Serena (1975-1981)
  • Corsica Nova (1976-1988)
  • Corsica Marina (1977-1990)
  • A Regina (1979-1985)
  • Corsica Viva (1980-1985)
  • Sardinia Nova (1982-2006)
  • Corsica Viva I (1988-1993)
  • Elba Nova (1992-1998)
  • Elba Express (1995-1998)
  • Corsica Serena Seconda (1983-2011)
  • Sardinia Express (1996-2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.corsica-ferries.it/compagnia-marittima/sardegna.html
  2. ^ « Forship Spa, filiale de Corsica Ferries condamnée pour dégazage au large du Cap Corse », Actu-Environnement.com, 10 juin 2005.

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