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Isla de Botafoc
(Balearia: 2004-2010)

The Bison was one of three ships ordered by Stena Lime from J.J.Sietas KG Schiffswerke GmbH, Hamburg in 1974. They were bought by P&O before completion and became the Bison & Buffalo of new operation Pandoro running between Fleetwood and Larne. The registered owners were Hain Nourse Ltd (Belfast Steamship Co Ltd) London, part of the P&O Group. The route started in 1975. The third ship being built was chartered to the Union Steamship Co of New Zeeland and named Union Melbourne, which later became the Puma with Pandoro. Animal names were used by various Coast Lines companies before and after they became part of P&O. Renamed European Pioneer in 1998 and company renamed P&O European Ferries Irish Sea.

In 2004 the Fleetwood-Larne route was sold to Stena Line and European Pioneer was renamed Stena Pioneer in April. Stena decided to close the Fleetwood route since new tonnage was required and the restricted access at Fleetwood prevented using more larger, more economical ships. Her last day of services was 23rd December 2010 after which she was laid up in Belfast. She was sold to a Russian company in May 2011. Named Ant 1 she began service for Anrusstrans between Zonguldak - Kavkaz in 2012 under the Moldavian flag.





Images of Isla de Botafoc  at Barcelona
Photo: ©2004 Ian Boyle

ISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian Boyle



Images of Isla de Botafoc  seen on an early morning arrival at Palma, Majorca
Photo: ©2009 Ian Boyle

ISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian BoyleISLA DE BOTAFOC -Balearia - Simplon Postcards - simplonpc.co.uk - Photo: ©1978 Ian Boyle

















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