Sunday, 6 December 2009

EUROFERRIES - HAS BONANZA EXPRESS HAD ANOTHER PAINT OUT JOB?



 The 'Strife' Office received a report last night that Fred Olsen's elderly cat 'Bonanza Express', sitting in the Canaries for the winter,  may have had another paint 'off' job and looks like the picture above, again.
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For those not aware of the amount of paint being applied to this craft, it would appear that earlier in the year Fred Olsen was painted out and 'Euroferries' painted on. Pictures were taken and appeared on web sites, blogs and in local press. It would then seem that Fred Olsen painted out the 'Euroferries' when the summer 'deadline' for Euroferries passed.  (The pic above was taken after this first 'paint-off')
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We then had pictures in October of two hardworking chaps painting Euroferries back on the poor old BE as she was moored up in Santa Cruz and presumably in expectation of heading to Ramsgate on Sat 14th November. After the abandonment of yet another deadline and 'news' that 1st Mar 2010 was to be the 'new' start date for the service, I asked 'Strife' foreign correspondents to let us know as soon as possible, if Fred Olsen began painting out Euroferries on the side of the BE again as, as they say ' a picture saves a thousand words' etc! Initial unconfirmed  reports are that the 'paint off' has begun!
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Anyway, avid Bonanza Express fans ( should there not  be a Facebook fan club for this boat by now?) can try this link and see what they can spot for themselves; be warned though, it is a bit like watching paint dry:

http://www.canarysatellite.com/puertoscam.html (double click to enlarge and escape to reduce).
 
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Paint on, Paint off, Paint on, Paint off Paint on, Paint off Paint on, Paint off Paint on, Paint off Paint on, Paint off Paint on, Paint off.

Cpt K KID, ISP

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if BE is earmarked for Atlantico Lines in Azores as an alternative choice for use?

Anonymous said...

Just looked at fairly close webcam, there is the Express bit at the end but appears to be nothing before it ........ the vessel is now facing out to sea.

Anonymous said...

Don't touch ...

"FERRY WET PAINT!"

Anonymous said...

With so much paint applied this year, does it affect the boats trim?

Tony Beachcomber said...

Well at least it will not go rusty.

Anonymous said...

no just the speed probably an april start now

Anonymous said...

Bertie,

On another subject i see the Ezekiel party blamed the weather on their third place - they are going to be a hard lot to shift - they really can't face up to how unpopular they are - clinging to power i think you call it! Shame no-one brave enough to stand up to them. (See Thanet times - free delivery yesterday! )
Laura Sandys using same campaign crew?

Adem said...

I'd heard this rumour too... It wouldn't surprise me.

Bertie Biggles said...

Adem, presumably the rumour about Atlantico Lines?