On August 9, 2021 the former AZORES EXPRESS of Hellenic Med Ferries performed her sea trials under the Seajets ownership. She was purchased at the end of July and renamed AQUA STAR. According to the information she will be probably introduced within the next few days temporarily on the Lavrio – Agios Efstratios – Lemnos – Kavala line.
Corsica Ferries is expected to sell the veteran ferry SARDINIA REGINA shortly.
An announcement has been published by the local Coast Guard in Genoa, explaining that the vessel will change flag (and ownership) from Italy to Libya.
The buyer is still unknown at the moment.
CORSICA REGINA had been operated by Corsica Ferries since 1986 and deployed on the routes linking France and Italy to Corsica.
She was built as VISBY in 1972.
PRINCESS (1974, PRINSESSAN BIRGITTA, STENA SCANDINAVICA, KING OF SCANDINAVIA…PRINCE) has left Greece and has been deflagged to Comoros. She is now near Sri Lanka. It is expected she’s going to be scrapped in Bangladesh. [MarineTraffic]
APOLLO (1970, one of the famous ‘Papenburgers’) is being towed from Canada to Aliaga for recycling. [MarineTraffic, tug MIRJANA K]