First ferry already docked

‘Volcan de Timanfaya’ docks in Funchal

Images captured by webcams show the ‘Volcan de Timanfaya’ docked in the port of Funchal as of 9.00am this morning.

The first of 12 ferry journeys begins today, which will ensure the maritime connections between Madeira and the mainland by September.

The ‘Volcan de Timanfaya’ left yesterday from Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 18.00pm and the first departure from Funchal, to Portimão, is scheduled for 10:30 this morning.

FN later reported that the ferry this morning for its first trip had 428 passengers on board and carried 140 vehicles. The capacity of the ship is 1000 people and 300 vehicles.

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