|Photographer:||jackosan [View profile]||Title:||FERRY AKASHI||Added:||Nov 21, 2021|
|Captured:||March 04, 1979||IMO:||7236335||Hits:||145|
|Passenger/vehicle ferry “Ferry Akashi” in the Kanmon Strait, 4th March 1979
Owner: Hankyu Ferry K.K.
Builder: Kanda Zosensho, Kure (Hull-170)
Gross tons: 6.987
Length overall: 150.1 m
Max. draft: 5.03 m
Engines: 2 x 16-cylinder MAN type V8V 40/54 diesels, 17,800 b.h.p., by Mitsubishi H.I.
Speed: 21.5 knots:
Capacity: 1,203 passengers, 500 cars
Completed November 1972
Sold May 1991 to Marigenia Shipping Co. Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus, renamed “Dame M”; moved to Keratsini, Greece, for conversion to cruise ferry
Completed conversion November 1994 (now 1,700 passengers); entered service for Marline Shipping Co. Ltd., Cyprus.
Sold December 1999 to Pilot Shipping Ltd, Limassol, Cyprus, renamed “Salamis Star” (manager Salamis Lines, Cyprus)
Sold April 2005 to Transmed Srl, Limassol, Cyprus, renamed “Marrakesh Express”
Spld January 2008 to Sold to Compagnie Marocaine de Navigation (COMANAV), Casablanca, Morocco, retaining name but resistered in Panama
Sold July 2017 for scrapping at Aliaga ,Turkey; renamed “Star” for the voyage (under tow) from Sète in Morocco to Aliaga.