Dynamic Return For The Fast Ferries’ EKATERINI P.

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Fast Ferries’ EKATERINI P. returns -after two years- to the Hellenic Coastal Shipping, faster and fully refurbished. Having been equipped with a new set of main engines (2xΜΑΚ-8Μ32C diesel) as well as pitch propellers, the popular ship managed to make 21,2 knots during her sea trials (June 22, 2021).

On July 5, 2021, she will be introduced on the new Rafina-Tinos-Mykonos-Naxos-Koufonisi line.

Fast Ferries’ EKATERINI P. is getting prepared for the summer 2020

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The repair works on the Fast Ferries’ EKATERINI P. engine room are intensive. A development that shows the intention of her operator to reactivate her for the summer season 2020.

The ship had suffered serious engine damage on April 2019 and led her to the Perama Repair Zone in order to install new engines.

On February 2020, the two brand new MAK-Caterpillar 8M32C (7,200kW) arrived from Germany and have already replaced the older Daihatsu machinery set (7,000 kW).

EKATERINI P. will undergo her dry docking from 13 to 16 July. On July 22 she is expected to have her first sea trials testing her new engines. In any case, Fast Ferries is examining the developments very carefully in order to decide whether it is better for the company to reactivate the ship or not. Meanwhile, the current bookings are not so encouraging.