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The 50-year-old ferry MOBY VINCENT (1.600 passengers and 920 lane meters capacity) has been sold for scrapping at Aliaga, Turkey.

The 1974-built vessel had been operating until autumn 2023 on the Livorno – Bastia route.  Her place will be taken by MOBY ZAZA for the forthcoming summer season.

The sale of the aged MOBY VINCENT is part of a renovation and cost-cutting plan launched by the Group, controlled by the Onorato family.  The ship should depart Italy soon.

Meanwhile, Moby Line’s brand new RoPax cruiseferry, MOBY LEGACY arrived at the port of Livorno on 28 January. The delivery voyage covered 14,000 nautical miles and took 32 days.  From 17 February the vessel will sail on the Livorno to Olbia route alongside her sister MOBY FANTASY.

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Grimaldi strengthens its presence on the RoPax lines between Italy and Greece

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Two events in the ports of Bari and Brindisi have been planned for the next week to celebrate some interesting news from Grimaldi Group on the Italy to Greece maritime services.

The Naples-based ferry group will introduce a fourth RoRo (still unidentified) on the route already linking the ports of Venice, Bari and Patras, thus increasing the frequency which is expected to become daily compared to the current three rotations per week.

Furthermore, Grimaldi Group will also present the already launched extension to Patras of the ferry link already operated between Brindisi and Igoumenitsa. The ferry EUROPA PALACE will follow the vessel named IGOUMENITSA already deployed on the line.

EUROPA PALACE has a capacity of 1,800 passengers and 2,600 lane metres garage.

MOBY LEGACY launched

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On 1 December 2022, MOBY LEGACY was launched at the GSI shipyard in Guangzhou.

It is the sister vessel of MOBY FANTASY, which is expected in Italy the coming months.

Both vessels will serve the Livorno-Olbia route (Sardinia).

MOBY LEGACY: 237m long | 32m wide | GT 69,500 |2500 passengers | 550 cabins | 3,800 lane meters | 1,300 cars or 300 trucks | Engine power 10.8 megawatts | Cruising speed 23.5 knots