At the end of 2003, the Solidor 4
was renamed Aline
. She was to be assigned to Senegal to replace the Joola, which was wrecked in 2002.
After a further postponement of his departure, the Senegalese government has decided not to use the Solidor 4
. For more information on the sinking of the Joola and its replacement http://www.kassoumay.com/
In 2004, the car ferry "Aline
" still under the colors of the "Express of Senegal", thus remained assigned to serve Jersey and Guernesey within complementing Solidor 5
who encountered engine problems. She then operates under the banner of Emeraude Jersey Ferries (Emeraude Lines was absorbed by the group Sogestran). A little slower, he completed the connections St-Malo/Jersey in St-Malo/Guernesey in 1:30 and 2:15.
Emeraude Jersey Ferries closed permanently in 2004. Aline
was sold in 2005 and became the Spanish PITIUSA NOVA
for Iscomar (http://www.iscomar.com
) on the route between Ibiza and Formentera.