The Italian ferry company Caronte&Tourist has purchased the ro-pax unit EPSILON.
They did with the financial support of Banco Bpm and Sace, which forms with Simest the export and internationalization hub of the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Group.
The line of credit guaranteed was used to fund the deal just closed by the Messina-based company controlled by the Franza and Matacena families and which is worth some EUR 34 million.
The ship in question was built in Italy by Cantiere Navale Visentini and delivered in 2011 to Caronte in bare boat charter and from 2013 sub-chartered out to Irish Ferries. The latter still operates the vessel today.