Pentland Ferries New Ship Arrives To Deliver Most Environmentally-Friendly Ferry Service
A new ferry arrived at Orkney on the 9th of October after a moving from its shipbuilders that is in Vietnam. This new ship will provide the most eco-friendly ferry service in Scotland. Soon after the fittings and trial are complete, MV Alfred will take passengers from Orkney to Scotland on the service that is being operated already by family business Pentland Ferries.
MV Alfred started its journey on the 29tg of August from Vietnam. It will travel between St Margaret’s Hope and Gills Bay in Caithness. It has the capacity to hold 430 passengers and 98 cars, or 54 cars and 12 articulated vehicles/coaches, which is more than the capacity of its predecessor, MV Pentalina. Along with five other seating areas, the ferry will also have an indoor sun deck loinge that will be dog-friendly.
The first crossing of the ferry will take place in early November, from St Margaret’s Hope to Gills Bay in Caithness. Andrew Banks, the managing director of Pentland Ferries is very happy with the ship’s quality and the service it is to deliver.
“This is the most environmentally friendly ferry of its kind in Scotland and its low fuel consumption makes it the greenest way to travel to Orkney,” he said.
“We’re confident that our passengers will love the high quality of the new facilities and the improved capacity onboard.
“We are proud to be bringing this new quality of service to the people of Orkney and to visitors to our islands.”
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