The Portuguese cargo liner INDEPENDENCIA, IMO 5210129/ 144,9m/ 5.981gt/ 14kn/ 12pax; 11/1959 completed by ENVC Viana Shipyards, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, as LOBITO(2) for Companhia Colonial de Navegação, Lisbon; 1974 LOBITO, CTM Companhia Portuguesa de Transportes Maritimos, Lisbon, due amalga
Former Madeira to Porto Santo ferry. Built in Norway in early 1980s.
Owned and operated by Madeira Regional Government. Still stands in for ro-ro ferry Lobo Marinho when out of service for refit.
Photographed at Funchal August 2006.