New life for Aegean Cargo’s RoRo AYSHE

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On April 17, 2022 Aegean Cargo Management’s roro AYSHE left Greece, following a 2-year laid up at Perama.

The large Japanese-built vessel is the fastest roro in the world (30 knots) and was chartered to the Turkish Ecol from 2014 to 2019 for service on the Turkey – France (Sète) line.

In May 2019, the charter was ended and the ship returned to Greece and offered for sale. She remained at Perama repair zone until April 2022, where she was transferred to Oristars Shipping Co Ltd.

The ship flew the flag of Panama and was sent to China for service between China and Japan. The vessel is currently at the port of Longyan awaiting refit and repairs.

Nel Lines’ legendary THEOFILOS eventually sold for scrap

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On April 12, 2022, Nel Lines’ flagship THEOFILOS (ex NILS HOLGERSSON, ABEL TASMAN, POLLUX) left her anchorage to be scrapped in Aliaga (Turkey).

She was laid up at the port of Piraeus since Nel Lines’ collapse (2013).

Three attempts were made to sell her. At the second attempt in October 2019, she was sold to Anen Lines, which saved her from the scrapyard at the last minute.

The ship had a very interesting career:
1975 Built in Germany for TT-Line as the NILS HOLGERSSON, Travemünde-Trelleborg.
1985 ABEL TASMAN, Transport Tasmania (TT-Line) Melbourne-Devonport.
1994 POLLUX, Ventouris Ferries
1995 THEOFILOS, Nel Lines, Piraeus-Chios-Lesvos-Thessaloniki

Photo: voyagair.shipspotting (Christos Chatzaras)

New Module for Maritime iTV System: Ship Position

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We are happy to present a new module – Ship Position complementing our offer for IPTV solutions for the maritime industry. Now you can monitor the current position of the vessel to be in control of your movement.
Nervon Ship Position module will mainly benefit guests on small sea ships and river cruises. The solution can be tailored and adjusted to existing infrastructure without major investment.
This service could be delivered to any vessel in any part of the world. Minimum Internet connection is required to capture the data and present vessel position data in the format as a separate channel.
Other exciting features are:

• Visualization of the vessel movements on a digital map
• The behaviour of the ship during the route
• Insights on the arrival and departure time of vessels
• Information about all nearby cities during the voyage
• Speed and draught graphic
• Route prediction

The first ship position feature was recently implemented on request for Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.), the leader in a small ship cruising, offering their guests a tailored onboard experience.

The feature is now implemented on their small ships Arethusa, Artemis, and Athena cruising in the Aegean and the Adriatic seas. Now O.A.T. travellers on these small ships can enjoy the real-time updates of vessel position data, ship details, voyage information, arrival times, and even more. All the ships in their fleet can navigate narrow passageways and off-the-beaten-path ports, so no matter where travellers choose to travel with O.A.T., they can expect to feel fully immersed.

Know where you are in the world. Let there be content at every point of your journey!

Havila Kystruten not allowed to insure HAVILA CAPELLA

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The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected the application for a exemption in order to insure HAVILA CAPELLA.

Earlier this Ministry had granted Havila Kystruten a exemption from the (Russian) sanctions regulations to operate HAVILA CAPELLA for 6 months.

The exemption did not entail any right to insure the ship and on Monday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs rejected the shipping company’s application to take out insurance on the grounds that being able to take out insurance in itself would mean that a property is made available to the registered owner.

Focusing on Total Cost of Ownership brings substantial savings to ferry owners

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Are you planning a new ferry build? If the answer is yes, then you would probably want to optimise your costs by focusing on the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) instead of kW-power.  Choosing the propulsion unit based mainly on Capex, for example, will most likely increase costs in the long run. In this article Steerprop presents a case study, showing that a ferry owner can save more than two million euros over a 15-year period by concentrating on the TCO.

Six and four years of detention asked for Delcomar’s owners in a Court case in Sardinia

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Prosecutors from the “Procura della Repubblica” of Cagliari asked six and four years of detention respectively for Franco Del Giudice and his son Enzo Giorgio, owners of the ferry company Delcomar, for the case of the ships deployed on the short cabotage around Sardinia non respecting the requested standards reported in the public procedure for the maritime continuity.

Some of the contested factors are linked with the speed, the equipment, and the safety standard of the vessels.

A public service contract was awarded to Delcomar in 2016 for up to nine years, for more than EUR 100 million. Two vessels were deployed for that on the routes Carloforte-Portovesme and Carloforte-Calasetta.

Italy’s finance police arrested two ferries and seized a sum exceeding EUR 64 million from the ferry company Delcomar in the recent past for the case.