Red Sea Wreck from the Irish Sea

5th May 2005, 21:16
Hi Guys, (Wave)

Here is a ferry with a history --- was once Free Enterprise III then served the IOM Steam Packet and then plied her trade in the Red Sea.

Built in Holland in 1966 for Townsend Brothers Ferries, subsequently Townsend Thoresen. Sold 1984 to Malta but joined IOM Steam packet the same year as Monas Isle, with extra accomadation added. 1986 sold to Sadaka Shipping, Egypt and became Al Fahad.

Sank off Jeddah. This photo taken March 2004 by Christophe Paumier.


Doug Rogers
5th May 2005, 23:30
Yep seen her a few times in the old days, shame to see her like that!!.

5th May 2005, 23:58
Remember her well. Used to sail on her to
IOM for the TT races.


Bob S
6th May 2005, 16:12
Walked her deck a couple of times across the Channel. Should have a photo of her in her original guise.

16th July 2008, 01:19
Interested in this ferry " Europafergen" from Norway. Found pictures in internet. Perhaps from Christopher Paumier. Any more pictures from aboard?

kevin morgan
16th July 2008, 01:55
i joinrd the FE III in 1978 as a 16 year old and did about 8 months , it was my first boat, she looked a lot better then.