Double-ender ferry HARDINGEN sold to Kerkyra Seaways

By | 2024 Newsletter week 03 | No Comments

Kerkyra Seaways is also the buyer of the Norwegian double-ended ferry HARDINGEN from Boreal Sjø.
The ship has been laid up at the port of Sandnes since April 2023 and was sold along with her sister-ship MØYSALEN to the ferry operator in Corfu, who plans to replace her previous vessel HERMES – which was recently sold to the Croatian Jadrolinija – with two new vessels.

HARDINGEN is expected to be delivered in January 2024.

Both ships will undergo conversion at the Perama repair zone and are expected to enter service on the Igoumenitsa-Corfu route in the summer of 2024.

HARDINGEN has been renamed HARTINGE and now flies the flag of St. Vincent, while MØYSALEN will be renamed HERMES after her predecessor.

She was originally built in Norway in 1993 (Slipen Mekaniske Verksted AS) and has a capacity for 399 passengers and 104 cars or 10 trucks.

Photo: Kostas Papadopoulosn| MØYSALEN is already in Greece since December 27, 2023
MØYSALEN is already in Greece since December 27, 2023

The double-ended ferry HARDINGEN sold to Greece

By | 2023 Newsletter week 51 | No Comments

Recent reports indicate that the Norled A/S double-ended ferry HARDINGEN has been sold to a Greek ferry operator. The vessel is a sister ship of MØYSALEN, which was recently acquired by Kerkyra Seaways. This connection suggests that Kerkyra Seaways might also be the purchaser of HARDINGEN.

HARDINGEN previously operated on the Lyngseidet-Olderdalen route. Her three sister ships are VIKINGEN, SVANØY, and GÖKÇEADA I.

Currently, HARDINGEN is laid up at the port of Sandnes and is slated for delivery within January 2024. She has a carrying capacity of 399 passengers and 90 cars and is capable of cruising at a speed of 13.6 knots.

Photo: Wikipedia