Abandoned ferry sold at last

BERKANE, a ferry which was abandoned in Almeria port almost two years ago, has been bought by a Turkish company.

Following a number of unsuccessful attempts by Almeria courts to auction the ferry, Turkish group Bereket Gemi Sokum Ithalat Ihracat Ticaret LTD bought the ship for €1.8 million and must also pay off debts it has incurred with Almeria Port Authorities for approximately €2 million.

The group has not yet disclosed how it intends to use the ferry, which covered the Almeria port-Nador route for many years before Moroccan company Comarit left it docked and the crew unpaid in January 2012. 

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