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DFDS Cotes de Dunes r

Seen arriving at Dover as we were bound for Dunkirk, France; 15th July 2017.


MS Côtes des Dunes is a ropax ferry operated by DFDS Seaways and currently in service between Dover and Calais.


She was built in 2001 by Aker Finnyards in Rauma, Finland (Yard No.437) for SeaFrance, as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry; the engines are made by Wärtsilä. SeaFrance Rodin was launched on 19 May 2001. She has a sister ship, Berlioz which entered service in 2005.[1]


On 16 November 2011, she was laid up in Calais Port, due to a Commercial Court ordering that Seafrance be liquidated. She resumed service with the MyFerryLink on 20 August 2012.


On 8 June 2015, DFDS Seaways France announced that they had chartered the ferry and her sister ship initially for a two-year period with an option to purchase. The vessel has been renamed Côte des Dunes[2] for service with DFDS Seaways from early 2016.[3] The Ferry was held by striking MYFerryLink staff together with her sister ship from end of June till end of July. Both ships were vandalised by the staff and the whole interior destroyed.

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Taken on July 15, 2017