Built 1995, Hijos de J. Barreras Vigo, Spain
Tonnage 9 667 GT
Length 120,00 m
Width 19,50 m
Draugth 5,30 m
1 023 lanemetres
2 Deutz diesels, combined 6 616 kW
2 bow thruster
Speed 15,5 knots
Volcan de Tejeda was the second in a pair of two sister ships built for the Spanish Naviera Armas for their traffic around the Canary Isles in 1995 by Hijos de J. Barreras in Vigo. Her elderly sister is the Volcan de Tauce delivered in March 1995. Volcan de Tejeda followed in September of the same year and entered service in November.
Originally she was painted in a livery with wide grey decorative stripes on the hull (as seen in the photo below). Sometime between mid-2008 and early 2009 she was repainted in the current Armas livery with much more white. According to the Armas webiste, she is no longer in service with the company as of 2013.
The photograph below shows the Volcan de Tejeda moored at Santa Cruz de La Palma on 14 January 2007, photographed during my Thomson Destiny cruise to the Canaries. Click on the image to see it in larger size.
|Not a large or impressive ship, but an neat little ferry never the less.|