The 2001-built ro-ro ferry ELIANA MARINO has been sold at auction by Moby Lines for EUR 12.5 million (plus VAT).
The buyer is reported to be the MSC Group. She will be deployed on routes linking Italian ports to Tunisia and Libya. ELIANA MARINO will join JOLLY BLUE and JOLLY EXPRESS (formerly VICTORIAN RELIANCE and TASMANIAN ACHIEVER) owned by MSC subsidiary Conglomerate Maritime Ltd and used on the joint venture with Ignazio Messina & C.
The 2,500 lane metre ELIANA MARINO joined Moby in 2016 on bareboat charter, and a contractual purchase option had been recently exercised. The ship has spent most of the past two years on charter to DFDS then Hansa Destinations.