MV Cotentin

MV Cotentin

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MV Cotentin

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M/V Cotentin is a freight ferry operated by Brittany Ferries and built by Aker Finnyards in Finland. Cotentin is named after the Cotentin Peninsula of France of which Cherbourg is its largest town. Cotentin was also the name of one of the original Truckline vessels to sail between Poole and Cherbourg. Sea trials commenced on 26 September 2007 after which she returned to the shipyard for completion. She was delivered to Brittany Ferries on 9 November 2007 and undertook berthing trials in Portsmouth and Poole on 14 November 2007 prior to sailing to her homeport of Cherbourg arriving the next day. Her first commercial sailing was the 23:45 Cherbourg–Poole service on 26 November 2007. Cotentin replaces MV Coutances on weekday Poole–Cherbourg sailings.

Cotentin sails under the French flag and is registered in Cherbourg. In terms of capacity she is the largest ship ever to have operated out of Poole and also the largest ship by capacity in the Brittany Ferries fleet, carrying two more freight vehicles than the physically larger Mont St Michel. The ships gross tonnage is given as 19,909 depending on the source.

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When the order for the Cotentin in 2005 was announced it was not made clear which route the vessel would be placed on. The French press released stated that she would be for the......
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