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MV Oleander Ferry

To book your ferry ticket onboard MV Oleander or any other Transeuropa Ferries simply select your outward & return routes, then the number of passengers and click the get price button. You will then be taken to the booking page where you can select you exact requirements for your journey and obtain your personalised ferry ticket quote.

Transeuropa Ferries Ferry MV Oleander

Transeuropa Ferries MV Oleander - Further Ferry Information and Vessel Description

The Oleander is a freight and passenger ferry which is owned and operated by Transeuropa Ferries. The MV Oleander currently operates on the route between Ostend in Belgium and Ramsgate in the South East of England. MV Oleander was launched for Townsend Thoresen as the MS Pride of Free Enterprise in 1980. Townsend Thoresen was absorbed by P&O European Ferries in 1987 and the following year the vessel was renamed Pride of Bruges by the new owners.
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Part of the Transeuropa Ferries Ferry Fleet MV Oleander

In 1998 P&O European Ferries became P&O Stena Line and the change of owner was again followed by a change of name a year later, this time to P&OSL Picardy. However, P&OSL Picardy was laid up in 2000, later being sold to Transeuropa Ferries, renamed Oleander and introduced as a freight only ferry between Ostend and Ramsgate on 04 July 2002. Two years later they added a passenger service (20 July 2004) using the MV Oleander and MV Larkspur.

MF Oleander was originally built in 1980. Larkspar can hold up to 350 cars and up to 1326 passengers. When crossing Oleander travels at a speed of 22 kn. Oleander was built at Schichau-Unterweser, Bremerhaven in Germany. The vessel, with it's long history, still continues to offer an efficiaent reliable service between Ramsgate in the South East of England and Ostend in Belgium.

Transeuropa Ferries MV Oleander Ferry Statistics

  • Length - 132.5 m
  • Breadth - 23.15 m
  • Draught - 5.72 m
  • Speed - 22 knots
  • Engines - 3 x Sulzer 12ZV40/48
  • Built - 1980
  • Yard - Schichau-Unterweser, Bremerhaven, Germany
  • Cars - 350
  • Passengers - 1326