Delcomar: Two Ferries Arrested And EUR 64 Million Seized

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

The Franco-Del-Giudice-controlled company is active on the short sea routes surrounding the islands of Sardinia.

Two vessels are deployed on the routes Carloforte-Portovesme and Carloforte-Calasetta.

A public service contract was awarded in 2016 for up to nine years, for more than EUR 100 million.

Prosecutors from the “Procura della Repubblica” of Cagliari stated that the company does not respect 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.


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Delcomar Welcomes the Double-Ended ferry I. MADDALENA in Fleet

Sardinian ferry company Delcomar has just welcomed its recently purchased double-ended ferry, subsequently renamed I. MADDALENA [link: Marinetraffic]

She was acquired last summer in Greece, where was deployed as ARIS III by Nea Psara on the maritime link between Oropos and Eretria and between Perama and Paloukia.

The vessel was built in 2010 by Karagiorgas shipyard and has capacity for 600 passengers, 105 cars and 20 trailers.

The investment for Delcomar was around EUR 6 million and the ship is now active on the La Maddalena – Palau routes in Sardinia.

Franco Del Giudice, chairman of Delcomar, commented the new entry in the fleet highlighting that “I. MADDALENA is the most modern ship deployed on the short sea routes in Italy”.

Delcomar Purchased A Double-Ended Ferry In Greece From Nea Psara

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Sardinian ferry operator Delcomar has just completed the purchase of the modern double-ended ferry ARIS III built in 2010 by Karagiorgas shipyard.
Franco Del Giudice, head of the Italian operator, confirmed to Ferry Shipping News the deal, specifying that “the vessel will be added to our current fleet, is expected to arrive at the beginning of August and is likely to be deployed on the La Maddalena – Palau routes in Sardinia. The investment for Delcomar is around EUR 6 million.”

Seller is the Greek ferry company Nea Psara which had been operating the ship on the maritime link between Oropos and Eretria and between Perama and Paloukia.

Technical details:

Year of built 2010
Deadweight 500
Draft 2.4 metres
Gross Tonnage 499
L.O.A. 83 metres
Breadth 15.7 metres
Passenger capacity 600
Cars capacity 105
Trailers capacity 20 x 12 metres
Main engines 4 x Daewoo, 4 x 720 Bhp
Speed 13,5 knots

On 12 July, Delcomar will also christen the ferry ST. CECILIA bought few months ago from Wightlink, set to be renamed NANDO MURRAU.
She just arrived in the port of Carloforte.