Category: Up close

Twilight of the Hengist

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Panagia Tinou (most recently Agios Georgios, originally the Hengist of 1972).

Half sunk in Piraeus harbour, July 2016.

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Up close: Banasa (ex-Mette Mols, to become Moby Kiss)

Built 1975 at Helsingor as Mette Mols for Mols Linien’s Ebeltoft-Odden route.
Sold 1996 to Comarit and renamed Banasa for Tangier-Algeciras service.
Re-engined and refitted in 2003/04.
Laid up in Algeciras, Spain, early 2012 following the bankruptcy of her owners.
Towed for scrapping at Aliaga, Turkey, August 2015.
Towed from Aliaga to Perama, Greece, October 2015 following acquisition by European Seaways.
Renamed Galaxy but subsequently re-sold to Moby Lines.
To become Moby Kiss for Livorno-Bastia service.

Photographed March 2014, abandoned on Algeciras breakwater.

Up close: Anthi Marina


Delivered 1979 as Spirit of Free Enterprise to Townsend Thoresen for Dover-Calais service.
Renamed Pride of Kent 1987.
Lengthened and rebuilt 1991/92.
Renamed P&OSL Kent 1998.
Renamed P O Kent 2002
Sold to GA Ferries and renamed Anthi Marina 2003 and rebuilt for service between Piraeus and Rhodes.
Laid up in Piraeus, Greece following GA Ferries’ financial problems since late 2008.

Photographed 20 & 23 November 2010 in Piraeus outer harbour.

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Up close: Seafrance Cézanne

Built 1980 as Ariadne for Rederi AB Nordö as a deep-sea ro-ro.
Converted to passenger ferry in 1989/90 and renamed Fiesta for Sealink SNAT Calais-Dover services.
Renamed Seafrance Cézanne 1996.
Retired and laid up since February 2009.
Photographed 25 October 2009, Dunkerque, France, not far from fleetmate Seafrance Renoir.

Link: Fantasia & Fiesta on the main site

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Up close: Seafrance Renoir

Built 1981 as Côte d’Azur for Sealink SNCF Calais-Dover services.
Renamed Seafrance Renoir 1996.
Retired and laid up since April 2009.
Photographed 25 October 2009, Dunkerque, France.





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