Townsend Thoresen veteran STAR N sold for scrap to Turkey

March 31, 2023

On 21 March 2023, passenger ferry STAR N (ex RED STAR 1, GABRIEL SCOTT, SAGAFJORD, SANDEFJORD, FENNO STAR, SCANDINAVIA, TERJE VIGEN, VIKING III) of the Ukrainian Sea Star Ferries, was arrived at Aliaga for recycling.

The 57-year-old ship served on the Brindisi-Valona/Brindisi-Igoumenitsa-Zakynthos route from 2007 to 2021 on behalf of Red Star Ferries, Sea Med and Star Lines as the RED STAR 1.

She was built in Germany in 1965 as the VIKING III and had a quite impressive career, serving on behalf of Townsend Thoresen Car Ferries, Da-No Linjen, KG Line, Jakob Line, Scandi Line, Color Line and Saga Line before coming in the Adriatic service. She was laid up in the port of Tripoli (Libya) since 26 December 2022.

Photo: Marine Traffic (Altay Alan)