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CFF SEINE

Repairing at Richardson Wharf, Belfast, 29-10-07.

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Bazias class RoRo frieghter formaly one of dart lines vessels?
 

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Couldn't find her on the Miramar site under her present or Bazias name. But see following link - http://www.ferry-site.dk/ferry.php?id=8009040&lang=en Regards, Alan.
P.S. Just found her on Miramar as Balder Fjord, but no mention of her current name.
 

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I think 6 of this class were built, four ended up as the Bazias boats and Parley Augusson (owner of the Balder ships) ended up with the other two.
 

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As BAZIAS were built 8 sisterships in Galatz Shipyard - Romania
 

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Sorry-I thought it was six,did Balders (Parley Augusson) take two of them as soon as they were built? Several of these ships (its hard to tell them apart) have worked out of a number of ports in the UK on charter to RORO companys over the last ten/twelve years, Sally ferries had two in Ramsgate for a long time,I belive they ended up in the Irish sea, Dart line had two as well, I think there's at least one of them presently on charter from Immingham. They've certainly earnt their keep over the years!
 

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wmac1953, Apologies for not replying sooner. I spotted her earlier this week on AIS as the East Express, but this evening she was shown as the CFF Seine. Regards, Alan.
 

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There were actually 12 of this class - 8 'Bazias' class built in Romania and 4 built in China to the same design. The 4 Chinese vessels were bought by Cobelfret and lengthened to become the Undine, Cymbelene, Symphorine and Eglantine. The Bazias 6 & 8 have spent much of their lives in Australia the rest have spent most of their lives around NW Europe. I once counted nine of them on the Thames at one time. Good rugged basic ships - the Land Rover of the ferry world!
 

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Peter, Many thanks for your detailed response She's still trading between Heysham and Belfast as the East Express. Regards, Alan.
 

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