|Photographer:||Aleksi Lindström [View profile]||Title:||NTANTOS I||Added:||Jul 10, 2007|
||Wrecks & Relics|
|Abandoned at Kynosoura, Salamina, Attica, Greece on June 30, 2007. IMO 9044944. Ex-MANTO 1993-1998 (?).
Length: 30.9 m
Breadth: 10.92 m
Depth: 3.5 m
Draught: 1.85 m
Built: 1993 Shipyard Beliard Polyship N.V.S.A., Oostende, Belgium (Hull No. 247)
Owner: A.T. Catamaran Lines, Piraeus
Call sign: LXNT
Engine Builders: Motorenwerke Mannheim AG
Horse Power: 4.573 BHP
Speed: 45 kn
Electrical Generators & Output: Gen 2x48KW 380V 50Hz ac
Ntantos I had an unfortunate life, ordered by A.T. (Advanced Technology) Cruises, Piraeus as the Manto, a surface effect ship built in Belgium for operation across the Adriatic between various ports in Greece and Brindisi in Italy. Due to technical problems with the new design during the test period in Belgium, delivery of the vessel was delayed and she didn't arrive in Greece in time for the 1993 season. When she was introduced the following June it wasn't between Greece and Italy but between Turkey and Rhodes. She was later transferred to the Adriatic, however, in the summer of 1998 she operated between Patras and Durres. She grounded in Albanian waters in 1999, wasn't repaired and was brought to Kynosoura.