January 14, 2021

On January 8, 2021, Minoan Lines’ KNOSSOS PALACE (2002 ex CRUISE BONARIA, OLYMPIA PALACE) was introduced on the Piraeus-Heraklion-Chania Line, replacing her fleetmate CRUISE BONARIA (2000 ex-KNOSSOS PALACE), which joined the Italian Grimaldi Group fleet.

Photo: Angeliki Sarikavazi

Blue Star Ferries’ BLUE STAR DELOS scrubber conversion is in progress at Perama repair zone. The “blue” ship stopped service at the beginning of November 2020 in order to perform Attica’s scheduled scrubber program. In January 4, 2021 she entered dry dock for her annual maintenance –until January 20- and she is expected to return in service on February 2021. Next will follow – for the same conversion- the sisters BLUE STAR MYCONOS and BLUE STAR CHIOS.

Photo: Archipelagos.com

The hull of Fanølinjen’s first electric ferry (GROTTE) was towed by tug DOLPHIN from the yard in Szczecin, Poland to Hvide Sande, Denmark, where the vessel will get her engines, interiors and other equipment.

Naviera Armas has launched the year 2021 with a reorganization of the line that connects the south of Tenerife and La Palma and offers a daily departure from the port of Los Cristianos, so that it goes from five to seven weekly frequencies. The service is provided by the VOLCÁN DE TABURIENTE.

Irish Ferries already decided to put W.B. YEATS on Dublin-Cherbourg. Now EPSILON will also provide an additional Cherbourg sailing this weekend.

Irish Continental Group plc announced that it has applied to the London Stock Exchange to change the currency in which the Company’s Share Units are traded on the London Stock Exchange from Euro to Sterling. It is expected this change will become effective at 8.00 A.M. on 13 January 2021.

The currency in which ICG’s Share Units are traded on Euronext Dublin will remain Euro.  The Company’s financial statements will continue to be presented in Euro.