Isabelle - sold

Bridgemans Floatel Limited Partnership's subsidiary from Cyprus Notamare Shipping Company has taken over Tallink's ferry.

The purchase is an exercise of the option included in the multi-year charter from April 2023 between Tallink Grupp's subsidiaries Tallink Latvia & Hansalink and Bridgemans.

The ferry, operating the Riga-Stockholm crossing before COVID-19 and offering room for 2,200 passengers (plus 970 lane metres for wheeled cargo), left Tallinn for Canada in December 2023. Isabelle joined Bridgemans' fleet of floatels (floating hotels) the following month.

"We are pleased that after nearly 11 years as part of the Tallink Grupp fleet and at the respectable age of 35, Isabelle will now continue to offer a valuable and much-needed service, like the one she was able to offer here in Tallinn to the Ukrainian war refugees - safe accommodation - albeit this time to workers of major global industrial and resource projects," Paavo Nõgene, Tallink Grupp's CEO, commented.

He added, "Tallink Grupp has a long-standing history and cooperation with Bridgemans, dating back over a decade, so we are pleased Isabelle is in trustworthy hands and know that she will be looked after well by the new vessel owners."

Photo: Marko Stampehl/Tallink Grupp