International Shipping Partners (ISP) has announced that it has charted the passenger ferry Scotia Prince to Flemingo Duty Free Shop Pvt. in India. Calling it a deck/engine time charter, the agreement is for a period 14 months, with further options.
The vessel will be delivered during the week of February 14, and will immediately be positioned to Sri Lanka, where it will begin trading between Tuticorin, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Flemingo Duty Free is an Indian company operating duty free shops in 22 countries, and they have obtained a 10-year concession for the ferry service between India and Sri Lanka.
The Scotia Prince is 12,097 tons and has capacity for 1,200 persons. She operated service between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, until the end of the 2004 season.