November 21, 2019

The Ancona-based company Adria Ferries has presented the last entry in its fleet: the ropax AF CLAUDIA bought one year ago from Baja Ferries. She was operating as CALIFORNIA STAR in the Sea of Cortez. During summer she was chartered to Grimaldi Lines.

Here below some of the technical details of the ship, set to be deployed on the Italy-Albania route linking the ports of Ancona and Durres:

LOA 186.5m / 2,044 lane meters / 140 lorries and 75 cars in garage / 950 passengers / 76 cabins / 23 knots

The ship passenger capacity will be increased before 2021, in order to accommodate up to 1,800 pax. Number of cabins will be 200.

AF CLAUDIA, in order to be compliant with IMO Low Sulphur Cap 2020, has been fitted with scrubbers provided by the US-based supplier CR Ocean Engineering and installed at Viktor Lenac shipyard (part of Palumbo Group) in Rijeka, Croatia.

Adria Ferries today control a fleet of three ferries (AF CLAUDIA, AF MARINA and AF FRANCESCA) and a fourth unit is expected to be acquired in 2022.