At Vlore, July 2008
Quietly, the Kapetan Alexandros A ex-Doric Ferry, last of the ships of the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company
, left her lay up in Keratsini under tow of the tug Christos XIV bound for scrapping in Aliaga. In service between Brindisi and Vlore through the past Winter, her lay up after being withdrawn was to be mercifully brief.
A final image of the ship in Greek waters, under tow for Turkey, can be found here.
The Kapetan Alexandros A at Brindisi in 2007. Click for larger image.
Perhaps I spoke too soon with the comment in the previous post
that it seemed the Kapetan Alexandros A was coming around to Brindisi for a further Summer!
Agoudimos have now shuffled their fleet and the net result is that the Ionian Spirit (ex-Roslagen/Viking 3) has been rescheduled to operate Brindisi-Vlore this Summer in place of the former Doric Ferry.
The latter, sadly but inevitably, has been rumoured to have been sold for scrapping but is presently lying at Keratsini.