April 1, 2021

HSW’s ARIADNE Enters the Piraeus-Syros-Dodecanese Line

On March 31, HSW’s ARIADNE has been introduced on the Piraeus-Syros-Dodecanese line, replacing her fleet mate BLUE STAR 2. The latter will go for her scheduled annual repairs and dry docking.

ARIADNE will serve that line until the end of April and then she will probably return on her classic North Aegean service.

Shore Power For ARMAS

VOLCAN DE TABURIENTE is the first ship to connect to the ‘cold ironing’ supply in the Port of Santa Cruz de La Palma.


Wasaline’s new car and passenger ferry Aurora Botnia has two marine evacuation systems instead of lifeboats. These 2 MES have been supplied by Viking Life-Saving Equipment.

In case of an emergency, the systems can be deployed in just 90 seconds and save more than 1,100 lives in less than 30 minutes. One of the evacuation systems was successfully tested at the shipyard in Rauma on Wednesday, March 24.

AURORA BOTNIA will be delivered in June.

The postponement of the delivery, previously scheduled for May, is intended to ensure that the ship’s commissioning phase can be completed safely, taking into account the coronavirus situation.

Last Bass Strait Crossing For SEAROAD TAMAR

The SEAROAD TAMAR departed Devonport for the last time at 5pm 31 March 2021 after 30 years of strong service across Bass Strait.

AINAFTIS Shipping is the Greek buyer that purchased the Australian roro.

Will Stena RoRo Build The Three Optional E-Flexers?

Stena RoRo has a job for an experienced project manager:

“We have ordered a total of nine so-called RoPax vessels, four of which have so far been delivered by CM Jinling Shipyard in Weihai, China. We have a further three options for similar vessels at the same Shipyard. As a Project Manager you will be offered the interesting challenge of involvement in these projects….”