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Twilight of the Hengist

Panagia Tinou (most recently Agios Georgios, originally the Hengist of 1972). Half sunk in Piraeus harbour, July 2016.

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Blast from the past: Sealink’s Hengist & Horsa

29 April 2012 marks 40 years to the day since the launch of Sealink’s Hengist and Horsa, the purpose-built ferries delivered in the summer of 1972 by the naval shipyard…

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Hengist, Horsa & Senlac, Summer 2009

Although Ventouris Sea Lines’ unprepossessing website gives little away, the Agios Georgios (ex-Hengist) remains the key conventional ship on operations from Piraeus to the Western Cyclades. New competition has emerged…

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Hengist, Horsa, Senlac: The Rafina Summer of 2004

Although built together for Sealink, being delivered in 1972-73, the Hengist, Horsa and Senlac never operated together as such, the Senlac being Newhaven-based. There were a few occasions when the…

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2014 in images

Continuing to catch-up the missing years in review, here are photographs taken in 2014. Trips this year included Spain, Japan and Greece including a final sailing, from Piraeus to Milos,…

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2013 in images

2020 was a difficult year and opportunities for travel have been very limited; only 23 ships were travelled on and just six nights were spent at sea – both the…

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A voyage on the Express Olympia (ex-Viking 4, Earl Granville) in 2003

Back in 2003 the ferry routes from Piraeus to the islands of the Aegean remained largely in the hands of second hand tonnage from northern Europe and Japan. Car carrying…

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Beyond Sealink: A final sailing on the Horsa

In August 1970, the British Treasury approved the construction of a pair of new multi-purpose passenger car ferries for operation by British Rail from a new Folkestone car ferry terminal….

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That Was The Year That Was – 2012

2012 was an exciting year of travel with a first, but most definitely not last, ferry-centric trip to Japan where a whole new world of ships and shipping culture was…

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