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A life on the Ocean Wave

Here is the shipping forecast. Spanish Ferry Company Bomar Lines wants to start a new service between the port of San Antonio and Torrevieja, about 50 kms south of Alicante on the mainland...

Here is the shipping forecast. Spanish Ferry Company Bomar Lines wants to start a new service between the port of San Antonio and Torrevieja, about 50 kms south of Alicante on the mainland. Starting in April next year, there will be two sailings a day from each port. Using a catamaran with capacity for 450 passengers and 70 vehicles, the journey will take only 3 hours.

Meanwhile, Balearia, which runs ferries between the islands and Denia, has just taken delivery of a new 'Super Fast Ferry' which will also come into service next year. The Ramón Llull, carries 600 passengers, will be able to make the journey from Ibiza to Denia in 2 hours, and is more akin to travelling on an aircraft than a ship. Both these developments will certainly give a more competitive edge to transportation in these parts - let's hope it gives some impetus to the airline companies to provide a more economic scheduled service!