Corsica Ferries announced that it has acquired a stake in NEOLINE Armateur, which will build a 136-metre-long cargo ship mainly propelled by the wind to save more than 80% of fuel compared to a conventional ro-ro vessel.
Aegean Sea Lines’ crew is currently working at the Port of Mariehamn preparing the former ROSELLA for delivery to her new owner, the Greek Aegean Sea Lines.
The Viking Line ship was sold in December 2022 for EUR 11,25 million.
She will be delivered on January 16, 2023 and renamed ANEMOS.
The ropax will be introduced on the Piraeus- Western Cyclades route on the summer 2023, after a small-scale conversion.
Currently, she is having her original name and livery erased while she is expected to raise the Greek flag within the next days.
Viking Line has agreed to sell ROSELLA to Greek Aegean Sealines Maritime Co.
The workhorse has served in Viking Line’s fleet since 1980.
ROSELLA will sail under a Greek flag and serve the Aegean Sea.
Viking Line has worked with great focus to modernize its fleet and is evaluating alternative solutions for its short-distance routes between Sweden and Åland.
The sale price is EUR 11,250,000 and will generate an accounting profit of about EUR 8,600,000 during the first quarter of 2023.
The vessel will end its service on January 8, 2023. Delivery will take place during the latter half of January 2023.
Aegean Sea Lines was founded in 2005 as the Aegean Speed Lines operating mainly high speed craft on the Piraeus – Western Cyclades line. In 2006, its shareholders changed and in 2009 they brought the successful Italian build sisters HSC SPEEDRUNNER IΙΙ, SPEEDRUNNER IV on the above line.
In 2016, Aegean Speed Lines sold SPEEDRUNNER IV due to the financial crisis that hit the Hellenic Coastal Shipping as well, while in April 2022 sold its only vessel SPEEDRUNNER III to Seajets but leaving a promise that it will come back!
With the today’s announcement the Aegean Sea Lines makes a dynamic come back on the line that made her great.