February 27, 2020

BLUE STAR PATMOS Sails to Malta for Scrubber

Blue Star Ferries’ BLUE STAR PATMOS is expected to sail for Palumbo shipyards in Malta on Friday or Saturday -this week- for her scrubber conversion (open loop).

The ship has been in Perama repair zone since 4 February 2020, undergoing small-scale works in order to be prepared for the scrubber retrofit. She is also the first ship of the Blue Star Ferries fleet to undergo such conversion. Also, in Malta she will probably undergo her dry docking while she is expected to return back in Greece on 30 March.

  • BC Ferries announced that Jill Sharland has been appointed to the position of Vice President & Chief Financial Officer effective March 2, 2020. Most recently as a CFO in the medical industry, Ms. Sharland also has experience in the aviation and telecommunications industries.
  • Alternative Shipping’s roro vessels HATCHE and QEZBAN are joining Stena Line’s Europoort – Killingholme route. HATCHE is already in service. QEZBAN is on her way from Turkey, with an ETA 3 March.
  • Ro-ro VOLCAN DE TENEGUIA had a fire shortly after leaving Santa Cruz de Tenerife on 22 February. Fire was under control a few hours later. The ship was towed to Santa Cruz.