It’s a gas!

It's a gas
DENIA-BOUND: The Eleanor Roosevelt leaves the Armon shipyard in Gijon Photo credit: Bealearia

BALEARIA’S Eleanor Roosevelt, the world’s first fast ferry with dual natural gas engines, begins covering the Denia-Baleares crossing on May 1.

“We want to promote Baleares, a destination that we have always been involved with and towards whose population we are firmly committed,” said Balearia’s president Adolfo Utor.

The Eleanor Roosevelt, which Utor described as the shipping line’s “most revolutionary, green and smart” vessel, can carry 1,200 passengers with a hold with for 450 vehicles.


Work began on the Eleanor Roosevelt at the Armon shipyard in Gijon in late 2018.

It is Balearia’s seventh vessel with the gas-powered engines that have allowed the shipping line to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions by 37,000 tons.

The Eleanor Roosevelt alone will reduce greenhouse gases by the same amount as 8,900 cars and have the same effect as planting 27,000 trees.

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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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