April 16, 2020

VITSENTZOS KORNAROS (ex- Viking Viscount) to the Scrapyard

11 March 2020, Lane Sea Lines’ VITSENTZOS KORNAROS, the last of the legendary Townsend Thoresen ferry quartet, sailed to the Aliaga scrapyard (Turkey) escorted by the tugs CHRISTOS XL & CHRISTOS XVII.

She was built in Denmark in 1976 (Aalborg Værft) as the VIKING VISCOUNT. In 1989 she was renamed PRIDE OF WINCHESTER and served on behalf of P&O European Ferries, while in 1994 she was sold to the Greek-based LANE SEA LINES for the Piraeus – Milos – Agios Nikolaos – Sitia line. Then she served consistently Dodekanissa, northeast Aegean as well as the Cyclades.

After a serious engine room fire in September 2017 she was laid up at the Kynosoura shipyard.

Farewell “poet” (*) of the Aegean Sea!

(*Vitsentzos Kornaros is considered to be the greatest of all the Cretan poets and one of the most significant and influential figures in the entire course of Greek poetry. Source: Wikipedia)