The state government’s failure to step-in to ensure the on-time delivery of two new Spirit of Tasmania ships has been criticised as TT-Line is set to meet with the troubled Flensburg-based shipbuilder this week.
AF CLAUDIA is the new name of the former ro-pax CALIFORNIA STAR which was recently bought by the Italian ferry company Adria Ferries. She will be deployed on the Ancona – Durrës maritime link as from next autumn. During the next summer season, the ro-pax unit will be chartered out.
As reported last December in Ferry Shipping News, the head of Frittelli Maritime group and of Adria Ferries, Alberto Rossi, announced the purchase of this ship from Baja Ferries for USD 45 million.
Currently the ship is still operating in Central America.
Other short news:
GNV AZURRA arrived in Brest, France, on 7 June. She will be used as accommodation ship at Damen Shipyards, for the refurbishment of cruise vessel SEVEN SEAS NAVIGATOR.
Virtu Ferries’ JEAN DE LA VALETTE is actually in Cadiz, prior to her Atlantic crossing, which is planned to start shortly. She will operate between Trinidad and Tobago.