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(Compagnie Nationale de Navigation)
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Morlenn Express is owned by the Compagnie Nationale de Navigation. They operate the five fast ferries Arun, Bindy, Térénez, Tibidy, Treberon across the Rade de Brest primarily for naval personnel, although since 2006 civilians could also use the services so long as they acquired a pass to enter the naval facility at Brest where the ferries depart. The ferries are named after islands in the Rade de Brest and were built by the Gamelin Shipyards in La Rochelle. They can carry up to 400 passengers and are constructed from aluminium, which is unpainted. They are powered by two Cummins engines each of 1119 kW, giving a service speed of 20 knots.
CNN has a wide range of subsidiaries, including helicopter services, onshore oil storage facilities and various maritime companies.
CNN Shipping companies include:-
Compagnie Maritime Nantaise (MN) - various specialist commercial vessels, particularly ro-ro.
Société Morbihannaise de Navigation (SMN) - services to the islands of Groix, Belle-Ile-en-Mer, Houat and Hoëdic plus Channel Islands routes. SMN also runs the Morlenn Express cross-harbour service between Brest and the Ile Longue navy base on behalf of the French Navy.
Société d’Armement de l’Ouest (SAO) - through its subsidiaries Croisières Inter-Iles, Naviland, Compagnie des Iles and Compagnie Corsaire has out of various ports between St Malo and La Rochelle.
Ships on this Page:-
Arun - Morlenn Express: 2005
Bindy - Morlenn Express: 2004
Térénez - Morlenn Express: 2005
Tibidy - Morlenn Express: 2005
Treberon - Morlenn Express: 2004
French Coastal Ferries & Excursions:-
Brest Header Page - Rade de Brest
Morlenn Express - Brest - Ile Longue ferry
Penn ar Bed - Brest/Le Conquet to Ouessant (Ushant), Molène and Sein - this page
UK Excursion Vessels
World Ferry Fleets
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