Sunday, 6 March 2011


Although doubtless causing a stir amongst the conspiracy theorists speculating about her cargo, the passenger catamaran secured on deck aboard BELUGA FAITH is not destined for the Gourock-Dunoon ferry service! Formerly operating for Norwegian owners in the Bergen area, the fast ferry has been sold to new owners in West Africa, and was being transported as deck cargo to Libreville in Gabon. The 35-knot craft initially operated for Spanish owners on the Mediterranean as LEOPARDO, before she was renamed in 1993 and sold to Norwegian owners, where she had been built in 1989. At 36.5 metres long, she can carry 276 passengers.