FRS Iberia/Maroc

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FRS Iberia/Maroc / Ferrysur
IndustryShipping
Founded2000
Headquarters,
Area served
Strait of Gibraltar, Canary Islands
ServicesPassenger transportation
Freight transportation
ParentFörde Reederei Seetouristik
Websitehttp://frs.es/

FRS Iberia/Maroc are three independent companies operating under a single brand, one based in Morocco (FRS Maroc) and the two others (FRS Iberia and Ferrysur) in Spain, founded in 2000 by their parent company Förde Reederei Seetouristik.[1] The companies operate mainly in the Strait of Gibraltar with a fleet of five ferries.[2]

Routes[edit]

FRS Iberia/Maroc operates services across the Strait of Gibraltar from Tarifa, Motril and Algeciras to Ceuta, Tangier and Tanger-Med.[3] On 23 May 2018 it was announced that FRS Iberia will acquire the routes Melilla-Motril and Huelva-Las Palmas-S. C. Tenerife from Naviera Armas due to monopoly concerns on the acquisition of Trasmediterranea by Armas. The necessary equipment is included in the deal.[4]

Fleet[edit]

Current vessels[edit]

FRS Iberia/Maroc currently operates a fleet of five vessels.

Name Built Enterered service Flag Notes References
Tarifa Jet 1997 2006  Cyprus Tarifa-Tanger [5]
Ceuta Jet 1998 2003  Cyprus Algeciras-Ceuta [6]
Algeciras Jet 1999 2008  Cyprus Tarifa-Tanger [7]
Tanger Express 1996 2012  Morocco Algeciras-Tanger Med [8]
Kattegat 1996 2014  Cyprus Algeciras-Tanger Med [9]
Al Andalus Express 1990 2014  Cyprus Lease to Naviera Armas: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-Puerto del Rosario [10]
Miramar Express 1999 2017  Cyprus Motril-Tanger Med
The former Tanger Jet II, sailing between Tarifa and Tanger

Past vessels[edit]

  • Thundercat I - since 2008 MS MegaJet with Seajet[11]
  • Nicea - sold for scrap in 2010[12]
  • Eurovoyager - sold for scrap in 2012[13]
  • Stena Feronia - returned to Stena RoRo, on charter to Intershipping[14]
  • Tanger Jet II - sold in 2013 to Conferry and renamed to Virgin de Coromoto[15]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ".: Förde Reederei Seetouristik - present ferry operations :". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  2. ^ ".: FRS Iberia - About FRS Iberia :". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  3. ^ ".: FRS Iberia - FRS Iberia routes :". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  4. ^ La CNMC aprueba con compromisos la compra de Trasmediterránea por Naviera Armas
  5. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Tarifa Jet
  6. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Ceuta Jet
  7. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Algeciras Jet
  8. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Tanger Express
  9. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Kattegat
  10. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Al Andalus
  11. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Mega Jet
  12. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Nicea
  13. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Eurovoyager
  14. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Stena Feronia
  15. ^ The Ferry Site about M/F Dolphin Jet