Baleària

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Baleària
Founded 1998
Headquarters Dénia, Spain
Area served
Balearic Islands, Spain, Morocco, Grand Bahama, Florida (USA)
Key people
Adolfo Utor, CEO
Services Passenger transportation, Freight transportation
Website www.balearia.com
Martin i Soler departing Ibiza
Visemar One arriving at Ibiza

Baleària is the trading name for the Spanish shipping company Baleària Eurolínias Marítimas S.A. The company operates passenger ferry services in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.

Routes[edit]

In the Mediterranean region, Baleària operates domestic services within Spain to the Balearic Islands from Dénia, Valencia and Barcelona. The company also operates service across the Strait of Gibraltar from Algeciras to Ceuta and Tangier.

In North America, Baleària operates regular international ferry service between the port of Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the United States and Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas.

Fleet[edit]

Current vessels[edit]

Baleària currently (September 2014) operates a fleet of nine fast ferries and eight roro vessels.

Name Built Enterered service Gross Tonnage Notes Source
Abel Matutes 2010 2010 29,670 Barcelona/Valencia-Palma de Mallorca [1]
Avemar Dos 1997 2008 5,517 Algeciras - Ceuta [2]
Poeta López Anglada 1984 2012 15,093 Algeciras - Tanger Med [3]
Formentera Direct 1987 2014 775 Ibiza - Formentera [4]
Jaume I 1994 2005 5,889 Fort Lauderdale - Free Port [5]
Jaume II 1996 2006 4,112 Algeciras - TangerMed (only high season) [6]
Jaume III 1996 2007 4,305 San Antonio - Dénia (only high season) [7]
Levante 1994 2013 1,044 Algeciras - Tanger Med [8]
Martín I Soler 2008 2008 24,761 Barcelona - Alcudia - Ciutadella [9]
Maverick 1990 2011 442 Ibiza-Formentera [10]
Maverick Dos 1990 2011 442 Ibiza-Formentera [11]
Nissos Chios 2007 2014 14,717 Motril - Malaga - Motril - Almeria - Motril [12]
Nixe 2004 2004 2,292 Alcudia - Ciutadella (only high season) [13]
Passió Per Formentera 2009 2009 6,146 Algeciras - Ceuta [14]
Pinar del Río 1992 2008 3,454 ---- [15]
Posidonia 1980 2012 1,386 Ibiza-Formentera [16]
Ramón Llull 2001 2001 2,620 Denía - Formentera - Ibiza (high season) // Acudia - Ciutadella (low season) [17]
Bahama Mama 2010 2010 20,238 Denia - Ibiza - Palma [18]
Visemar One 2010 2010 26,500 Chartered from Visemar Line, Barcelona/Valencia-Palma de Mallorca [19]

Past vessels[edit]

  • HSC Al Sabini
  • MS Bahia de Malaga - Sold to Kada Denizcilik Turism, renamed Med Dream
  • MS Bahia de Ceuta - Sold to Nova Ferries, renamed Ilha Azul
  • MS Borja
  • MS Borja Dos
  • MS Breant
  • MS Clipper Racer
  • MS Espalmador
  • HSC Federico Garía Lorca - Sold to Conferry, renamed San Francisco de Asís
  • MS Guido
  • MS Hoburgen
  • MS Isla de Botafoc - Sold to Ventouris Ferries, renamed Bari
  • MS Isla de Ibiza
  • MS Manuel Azaña - Sold to Arab Bridge Maritime, renamed Amman
  • MS Meloodia
  • HSC Nixe 2 - Sold to Excalibur International Marine, renamed Ocean Lala
  • MS Pau Casals
  • MS Rólon Sur
  • MS Sonia

Incidents[edit]

On 16 February 2012 the high speed catamaran Maverick Dos ran aground whilst on passage from Ibiza Town to Formentera. The vessel was carrying 21 passengers and 6 crew at the time of the incident.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Abel Matutes
  2. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Avemar Dos
  3. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Poeta López Anglada
  4. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Formentera Direct
  5. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Jaume I
  6. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Jaume II
  7. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Jaume III
  8. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Levante
  9. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Martín I Soler
  10. ^ Balearia about HSC Maverick
  11. ^ Balearia about HSC Maverick Dos
  12. ^ Balearia.com [1]
  13. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Nixe
  14. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Passió Per Formentera
  15. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Pinar del Rio
  16. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Posidonia
  17. ^ The Ferry Site about HSC Ramón Llull
  18. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F SF Alhucemas
  19. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Visemar One

Further reading[edit]

  • Seville, Richard (2009). Mediterranean Ferries. Ramsey, Isle of Man: Ferry Publications. ISBN 9781871947984.