Super-Ferries of Britain and Europe

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Major ferries now operate even on relatively short-haul routes, familiar to European holidaymakers and regular travellers alike, offering high standards of service and interior decoration. Such vessels are, however, first and foremost ships, many operated by companies with an illustrious record in the history of maritime development.Russell Plummer examines the rise of the super-ferry by looking in turn at the operators and the ships themselves, giving full specifications for each vessel and many of the new buildings for which orders have been placed and which will take to the water in the next decade. Each vessel over 12,000 tons is described - mostly from the authors first-hand experiences - for the new ships are as different and individual as the routes that they serve. The Herald of Free Enterprise disaster focused attention on safety concerns and although she was not herself a super-ferry, the results of the inquiry into her tragic sinking are analysed carefully.
Major ferries now operate even on relatively short-haul routes, familiar to European holidaymakers and regular travellers alike, offering high standards of service and interior decoration. Such vessels are, however, first and foremost ships, many operated by companies with an illustrious record in the history of maritime development.Russell Plummer examines the rise of the super-ferry by looking in turn at the operators and the ships themselves, giving full specifications for each vessel and many of the new buildings for which orders have been placed and which will take to the water in the next decade. Each vessel over 12,000 tons is described - mostly from the authors first-hand experiences - for the new ships are as different and individual as the routes that they serve. The Herald of Free Enterprise disaster focused attention on safety concerns and although she was not herself a super-ferry, the results of the inquiry into her tragic sinking are analysed carefully.
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Author Russell Plummer
Published 1988
Book Condition Excellent condition in a dust jacket
Dimensions (cm) 20x26
Pages 144
Weight (g) 600.0000
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