Sea Speed Lines ro-pax Olympus eventually sold

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After numerous tenders that were cancelled due to a lack of bidders, Sea Speed Lines’ ro-pax OLYMPUS has been sold to an anonymous buyer for USD 1.755.100.

The sale follows a lengthy period out of service. She previously served the Piraeus – Rethymnon line.  In the summer 2022 she was to be introduced on the Piraeus or Lavrion – Santorini – Anafi line.  However, this failed to materialise.

According to unconfirmed information, her buyer is Creta Cargo Lines.  With her new owner concentrating on cargo, it seems possible that OLYMPUS will be converted to a ro-ro vessel.

Photo: Dimitris Mentakis

Sea Speed Ferries’ OLYMPUS will serve the Southern Aegean run

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After being laid up since August 2021, Seaspeed Ferries’ OLYMPUS is being reactivated for the Southern Aegean run.

Following a decision of the Hellenic Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy, she takes over the subsidized Piraeus-Santorini-Sitia-Kasos-Karpathos-Diafani-Chalki-Rhodes, Piraeus-Heraklion-Sitia-Kasos-Karpathos-Diafani-Chalki-Rhodes and Piraeus-Santorini-Anafi lines.

The 1976-Japanese-built vessel has already undergone her dry docking at Neorion shipyars (Syros) and is currently at Spanopoulos Shipyards for the final repairs.

Ro-Pax OLYMPUS arrived at Neorion for repairs

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The “adventure” of the Sea Speed Ferries’s ro-pax OLYMPUS eventually came to an end on 14 August.

The damaged ferry has been removed from the port of Santorini by the Spanopoulos Group’s tug CHRISTOS XXVIII, which transferred her at Neorion (Syros).

The ship will be thoroughly inspected and repaired but still her future is unknown within the Greek Ferry Scene.

Photo: George Makris