MV Aline Sitoe Diatta
Aline Sitoe Diatta at Dakar in 2008
|Name:||MV Aline Sitoe Diatta|
|Namesake:||Aline Sitoe Diatta|
|Owner:||Ministere de l'Economie Maritime et des Transports Maritimes Internationaux|
|Operator:||Consortium Senegalais d'Activites Maritimes (COSAMA SA)|
|Port of registry:||Dakar|
|Builder:||Fr. Fassmer GmbH & Co. KG., Berne, Germany|
|Laid down:||1 July 2006|
|Launched:||25 October 2007|
|Completed:||24 November 2007|
|In service:||March 2008|
|Status:||in active service, as of 2012[update]|
|General characteristics |
|Displacement:||2,349 t (2,312 long tons)|
|Length:||76 m (249 ft 4 in) o/a|
|Beam:||15.5 m (50 ft 10 in)|
|Draught:||3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)|
|Speed:||14.5 knots (26.9 km/h; 16.7 mph)|
|Range:||1,750 nmi (3,240 km; 2,010 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
The MV Aline Sitoe Diatta (named after the Senegalese freedom fighter) is a ferry in active service since March 2008 between Ziguinchor and Dakar over the Atlantic Ocean. The ship passes the mouth of the Gambia river.
There are two voyages per week in each direction. The voyage takes some 15 hours, including boarding and debarking.
Since the accident with the MV Le Joola in September 2002, there is much more attention to the security of the passengers.
The vessel was built in 2006-07 by Fr. Fassmer Shipyards in Berne, Germany.
- Transport in Senegal
- MV Wilis (temporary)
- MV Le Joola (capsized in September 2002)
- MV Casamance Express (since 1990)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Aline Sitoe Diatta (ship, 2007).|
- "Ferry Boat Aline Sitoe Diatta". voyagerencasamance.com (in French).