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Photo Details
Photographer:Luko P. [View profile]Title:APOLLONIA STARAdded:Jan 03, 2008
Location:Dubrovnik, Croatia
Photo Category: Bulkers built 1971-1980
IMO number : 7531187
Name of ship : APOLLONIA STAR
Call Sign : P3ZT2
Gross tonnage : 7895
Type of ship : Bulk Carrier
Year of build : 1976 by Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. / Fukuoka
Flag : Cyprus
Vessel Identification
Name:Island Express
Former name(s):
- Nikiti (Until 2011 May)
- Apollonia Star (Until 2009 Dec)
- Dignity (Until 1997)
- Santorin (Until 1988)
- Kitty Porr (Until 1980)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage:7,895 tons
Summer DWT:11,314 tons

Additional Information
Class society:Bulgarski Koraben
Build year:1976
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (8)

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Luko P. on May 07, 2011 15:01 (9 years ago)
Thank you Vlaho for your nice comment; I know the feeling (of being ashore and on board). It was obvious that someone from the City was on board at time of photo.
Svako dobro,
Luko P.
Vlaho on Nov 17, 2010 19:46 (9 years ago)
The photo was taken in Jannuary 2005 during our passage from Porto Vesme(Sardinia) toward Koper (Slovenia)near Dubrovnik city walls.
As i was a Ch. Off on up mentioned vessel (only crew member from Dubrovnik on board in that time and we had enough time to do that, the Master asked me if i'm willing and able to pilot the vessel through the passage betwen island of Lokrum and mainland. I was pleased to confirm it.
Once we get all the permissions from Dubrovnik pilots and port authorities (even though it was forbidden to do without an authorized pilot on board)we proceed and all my familly was happy but most of all my wife and my son who were at the top of the pier (called PORPORELA) beneath the lighthouse, although the temperature then was around zero and my son was four years old and my father (Master Marriner with 40 years of maritime experience) that stood on the balcony with my mother the exact opposite of our passing.
I hope I get you a little closer to the history of this picture.
If someone is interested in accurate history of this ship and ship's particulars contact me by mail
Blaise Bongi
Luko P. on Aug 16, 2008 16:45 (11 years ago)
Thanks to all for comments and identifying the vessel.
Luko P.
Ilhan Kermen on May 11, 2009 17:16 (11 years ago)
Yes we are lucky..a Fukuoka Zosen built bulker
Imo No 7531187
same ship same company colours

best regards
Ilhan Kermen on May 01, 2007 21:36 (13 years ago)
so many thanks Tomas but what a bad i cant recognize this ship. :-? because i never seen her.but possible a Fukuoka Zosen built. here is similar design.
Gianpaolo on May 01, 2007 12:23 (13 years ago)
Surery a classic Japan built of end 70s,but the name very difficult to ssay!!!
Kent Malo on May 01, 2007 01:08 (13 years ago)
Don't know the vessel but the area looks like Dubrovnik, Croatia, :-?.
Tomas Østberg- Jacobsen on Apr 30, 2007 20:23 (13 years ago)
Send a pm to ihlan, and you will get your ships name, hehe!
Ilhan the magician

Tomas sandefjord Norway
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