|Photographer:||Aleksi Lindström [View profile]||Title:||PYRROS||Added:||Jun 06, 2010|
||Wrecks & Relics|
|At Ambelakia shipyards, Salamina, Piraeus on May 16, 2010.
Launched: May 1988 at Oltenita, Romania
Dimensions: 116.4 x 14.2 x 5.2 m
Sold 9/95 to Epirus Lines and renamed
Sold 9/04 to J. Papanikolaou
This ship was laid down in the mid-80's in Romania to become the yacht of Ceausescu, Romania's communist dictator. When his regime collapsed the vessel remained incomplete. She was bought in the mid-90's by Greeks and renamed Pyrros with the intention to convert her into a ferry for the Greece - Italy run. She remained idle at Elefsina for years. In September 2004 she was sold to John Papanikolaou (owner of the CHRISTINA O.) with the intention to become a mega yacht. She was taken to Ambelakia but remains untouched.
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Thank you so much for the update Yvon, I would have missed it!
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July 2010 - Beached at Aliaga (Turkey) to be broken up.
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