May 20, 2020

Last week we started with some 1998 pictures from Mykonos. Let’s go back to Greece this week, same year, same Cycladic island.


This former Channel ferry was built as PRINCE LAURENT for the Oostende-Dover route, operated by the Belgian State-owned RMT. In 1992 she was sold to Strintzis and was sent to Perama for rebuilding. After Oostende Rafina became her second home port, from which she still operates today for Golden Star Ferry.

PENELOPE A (built 1972 as HORSA)

Another Channel veteran is this former HORSA, built for Sealink. Her second life started in 1992 when she started to sail for Agoudimos Lines.

In 2014 she was advertised for sale and laid up in Eleusis. She’s still moored there, side by side with Nel Lines’ MYTILENE.

They will probably go to the scrapyard soon.

ANEMOS (built 1975 as FERRY MUROTO)

After a short life in Japan this FERRY MUROTO arrived in Greece in 1988. She is still at Perama as the ALEXANDRA L, after a career with Nomicos Lines, Minoan Flying Dolphines, ANEK Lines, NEL Lines and Kefalonian Lines. She was about to travel this summer, but her conversion still goes on. She was purchased by Seajets.