Images of Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos

Images of Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ Entering the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos
Pass./ Car Ferry of 2,210 Passengers, built in 1988

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Ex-names are Ionian Queen, Ionian Glory, New Akashia. Call Sign SVAI7, IMO Number 8712635, Hull Number 2972, Vessel was rebuilt or converted in 2016. Built at I.H.I. (Kure) delivered in Jul 1988, Greece Flagged, HR, RINA Classed, Length Overall of 192.91 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 181.00 m., Draught of 6.78 m., Moulded Depth of 9.00 m.,, Beam of 29.40 m., Gross Tonnage of 30,435, Tonnage of 10,591 International Net, 12,100 Light Displacement and 7,502 Dwt (long). Pielstick Engine, Speed of 20.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil (IFO 380), Horsepower of 23,760, Power Type: Diesel 4-Stroke.

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: Hellenic Seaways, Piraeus, Greece. Hellenic Seaways is a group company of Attica Group.
Technical Manager: Hellenic Seaways, Piraeus, Greece. Operator: Hellenic Seaways, Piraeus, Greece. Registered Owner: Hellenic Seaways Maritime S.A.

COMMERCIAL DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 750 Cars, Lane Length of 1,860.00 m., 1 Stern Ramp(s), 1 Stern Ramp(s). Total number of Passengers 2,210, 108 Passenger Cabins, 376 Passenger Berths, 75 Crew.

ENGINE & POWER DETAILS:
MAIN ENGINE: 2 x Diesel – Pielstick 8PC4 – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 570mm x620mm bore/stroke 17,475mkW total at 375rpm.
PROPULSION: 2 x CP Propeller (Aft) (mechanical).
POS, PROPULSOR: 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) AC.
OTHER ENGINE EQUIPMENT: 2 x Screw Shaft.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reportedly sold to Greek interests in October 2004 for Undisclosed m. Reported sold to Clients of GA Ferries in November 2004 as part of a enbloc sale. Reportedly sold to Clients of Hellenic Seaways in December 2015 for EUR 3 million.

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. The old castle of Mytilene stands majestically on the hill to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. The old castle of Mytilene stands majestically on the hill to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. The old castle of Mytilene stands majestically on the hill to the right. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ (2,200 passengers, 750 vehicles, 1,860 meter lane, built in 1988 at I.H.I. (Kure), Japan, docking in the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Name plate of Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ in the autumn Aegean sun! Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ appearing from the deep blue of the Aegean Sea as she approaches the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ appearing from the deep blue of the Aegean Sea as she approaches the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Ferry MV ‘Nissos Samos’ appearing from the deep blue of the Aegean Sea as she approaches the Port of Mytilene, Lesbos, in the North Aegean. Image credit: Karatzas Image

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Images of High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ entering the Port of Piraeus

Images of Ro-Pax / High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ in Piraeus
Ro-Ro / Passenger 2,200 Passengers, built 2000

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION / DESCRIPTION: Call Sign SYQO, IMO Number 9204063. Built at Fincantieri Sestri, Greece Flagged, RINA Classed, Length Overall of 210.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 191.20 m., Draught of 7.30 m., Beam of 26.40 m., Moulded Depth of 15.67 m., Tonnage of 15,806 International Net, 2,711 Light Displacement and 5,406 Dwt (long). Gross Tonnage of 24,000, Wartsila 4-stroke Engine, Speed of 29.50 kts, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 91360, Bunker Capacity of 1,000 tonnes.

VESSEL OWNERS / MANAGERS: Minoan Lines Shipping S.A., Greece. Minoan Lines Shipping S.A. is a subsidary of Grimaldi Group.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Vehicle Capacity of 600 Cars, 97 Trailers, Lane Length of 1,550.00 m., 1 Side(s) Door/Ramp(s) with a Length of 14.00 m. and a width of 3.20 m., 1 Stern(p) Ramp(s) with a Length of 15.00 m. and a width of 6.50 m., 1 Stern(s) Ramp(s) with a Length of 15.00 m. and a width of 6.50 m.. Total number of Passengers 2,200, 230 Passenger Cabins, 760 Passenger Berths.

MAIN ENGINE: 4 x Diesel – Wartsila 4-stroke 16V46C – 4-stroke 16-cyl. 460mm x580mm bore/stroke 67,195mkW total at 514rpm.

Vessel description on Owner’s website: http://www.minoan.gr/en/ships/406/hsf-knossos-palace  Images of the Vessel from 2014 had also been posted on our blog at MV ‘Knossos Palace’, June 2014.


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Portside view of the bow of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Portside view of the bow of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Portside view of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Portside view of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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The house flag of Minoan Lines, shipowner of High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Portside view of the bow and the bulbous bow of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Portside view of the bow and the bulbous bow of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Portside view of the bow and the bulbous bow of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Portside view of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Portside view of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Portside view of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Portside view of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Portside view of the High Speed Ferry MV ‘Knossos Palace’ (2,200 pax, built at Fincantieri in 2000) entering the Port of Piraeus. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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