The FBD TINTERN entered service with the Passage East Ferry Company on Wednesday December 21, 2005 operating between Passage East and Ballyhack across the estuary of the River Suir. She is captured here in service by Ian Downey on January 07, 2006.
Approaching Passage East
FBD TINTERN was built in 1971 by Schiffswerft Oberwinter, Oberwinter / Rhein, Germany as the STADT LINZ for Rheinfähre Linz - Remagen GmbH of Germany. She operated on the Rhine between Linz and Reamagen. In 1990 she was renamed the ST JOHANNES. In 1997 sold to Fähren Bremen - Stedingen GmbH,. Following sale she was renamed the VEGESACK and operated across the Weser between Lemwerder and Vegesack. In 2003 she became a reserve vessel and in 2004 was renamed the STEDINGEN (the name previously carried by the ferry sold to Lough Foyle Ferry Company). Later sold to Schraven BV of the Netherlands and refurbished. In 2005 sold to Passage East Ferry and renamed the TINTERN. Notes courtesy Nick Widdows.
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