This Monday, March 18th, the ship “NORDET” was back from ST-Johns after having carried out its annual refit. The ship had left the port of Saint-Pierre on March 4th. Scheduled maintenance work requiring the dry docking of the vessel was completed within the required time.On the night of Monday to Tuesday, around 1 am, the ship “SUROIT” left in turn towards St-Johns.After 10 hours of navigation, it arrived at the port and would have to stay there about fifteen days to undergo as his twin brother his obligatory annual visit.
For the comfort and safety of our passengers, as required by international regulations for all high-speed vessels, an annual periodic survey of the hull out of the water must be carried out under the control of a classification society, for us the Bureau Véritas.
SPM Ferries chose to carry out this check before the tourist season. The ships will leave one after the other in St John’s to be put out of the water, the St Pierre slipway do not have the capacity to welcome us.
Technical verifications will also be carried out.
The Nordet will be absent from the archipelago from 4 to 17 March, and Suroit from 18 to 31 March.
Changes were made on the schedules for Fortune so that no rotation will be cancel.
The Territorial Community of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is pleased to announce the commissioning of its new ferries SUROÎT and NORDET.
On May 14, 2018, SPM Ferries commissions the vessel SUROIT. With a capacity of 188 passengers and 18 vehicles, the SUROIT will replace the Cabestan which should leave our islands at the same dates.
The ship NORDET (sister ship) will follow the path of the SUROIT a month later.
The service will start with passenger transport only at first.
These two vessels will improve the accessibility of our territory and thus facilitate transportation between the islands and with Newfoundland. With a greater number of trips, a new direct connection between Miquelon and Fortune twice a week in summer, the Territorial Community of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon strives to facilitate and improve the quality of transport offered.
On November 28th, the two new ferries owned by the Collectivité arrived by the Atlantic Winter. On December 1st, the two vessels named “Nordet” and “Suroît” were launched. The commissioning phase is scheduled for the second half of January 2018. The car shipping services will operate in June 2018.
2017 promises to be a year of change. In fact, the Cabestan will be replaced by two ferries at the end of 2017. The Collectivity commissioned two ferries from the company DAMEN SHIPYARDS, to improve travel between Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, and also to allow visitors from Newfoundland to more easily discover the archipelago.
Each of these two identical ferries will be able to carry 190 passengers, vehicles and recreational vehicles. They will provide service between Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Saint-Pierre and Fortune and Miquelon and Fortune.
The Jeune France will continue to provide service between Saint-Pierre and Langlade.
In June, the Jeune France will resume offering its tours and sea cruises. After two initial seasons, the guided tours will have a new format and will be more diversified. The Grand Colombier, Cap Percé and Pointe Plate tours will remain, but we are offering a new tour entitled Whale and finback whale watching. With this tour, there is no planned route – SPM Ferries leaves it up to the captain and his keen eye to create the best itinerary so that you can enjoy an encounter with these sea mammals, while respecting them.
SPM Ferries wants you to discover – or rediscover – the pleasures of an afternoon on the ocean, enhanced by our guide’s commentaries. For more information, please visit the tour and sea cruise page!