Channel Ferry Ship Entering the Port of Le Havre, France

Channel Ferry Ship Entering the Port of Le Havre, France

Photo: Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, 2003.

Due to the short distances involved, the Channel Sea is intensively serviced by ferry ships. The above ship, “The Pride of Portsmouth”, along with its sister ship “The Pride of Le Havre”, services the Portsmouth – Le Havre link three times per day (between 5 and 8 hours of crossing time). It can carry 1,600 passengers (crew of 180) and 575 cars (or 118 trucks) at a speed of 20 knots.