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F/B Riviera Adriatica

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 23_Erald Spahiu 14Se09

 Photo © Erald Spahiu, Bari, 14/09/2009 #9208 

 

Ship

Riviera Adriatica (2005)

Building Spec.

Hayashikane Shipbuilding & Engineering, Shimonoseki, Japan, 1973 N° 1167

Call Sign

3ECH4 (à09/2011)

IMO Number

7302342

GRT

15.039

DWT

2.923

Dimensions

140,27 x 22,41 x 5,5

Engines

2 Mitsubishi-MAN 9V9 40/54 10.591 kW

Speed

21,5 knots

Passengers

1.100

Beds

850 in 232 cabins

Cars

365

Lane Metres

650

Sister Ships

Morning Shine (Scrapped in China, 2011)

Sea Trail (Scrapped at Alang, 2003)

St. Ezekiel Moreno (Scrapped in Bangladesh, 2007)

Registry Port

Panama (à09/2011)

Limassol (10/2011à)

Flag

Panama (à09/2011)

Cyprus (10/2011à)

Former Names/Own.

Orion Taiyo Ferry 1973-80

Chartered to Fuji Ferry 1978

Ferry Nishiki Maru Kansai Kisen 1980-84

Orion Meimon Taiyo Ferry 1984-89

View of Nagasaki Glory Shipping 1989

Daedalus Minoan Lines 1989-99

Daedalus Minoan Flying Dolphins 1999-02

Chartered to Minoan Lines 1999-02

Daedalus Minoan Lines 2002-05

New Names/Own.

Chartered to Algerie Ferries 05/2006-10/2006

Chartered to Algerie Ferries 04/2007-10/2007

Chartered to Algerie Ferries 04/2008-10/2008

AF Claudia Prima Adria Ferries 01/2012à

Line

 

 

The “Riviera Adriatica” was born in Japan in 1973, first of four sister vessels, which were far similar to another class of two former ships built at the same yard, the Hayashikane of Shimonoseki, an hystorical site of Japanese shipbuilding industry. Her career in Japan lasts sixteen years, and sixteen years is also her Greek spell of life, entirely under Minoan Lines’s colours, even if the ferry was deployed only in 1991, after two years of refit which transformed her in one of the most interesting Greek cruise-ferries. For a short spell the ferry was also owned by Minoan Flying Dolphins, even if only for financial reasons; in fact the ferry was continuously operated by Minoan Lines. Employed with great success on domestic routes on her last Minoan period, the notice of her sale to Adria Ferries in May 2005 was far surprisingly, and her final delivery was on October 28th. When she was bought rumours indicated her on a new route from Ancona to Croatia (probably Split), but the mechanical problems of her fleet mate forced her deployment on AnconaDurres route. When the “Riviera del Conero” came back to service the ferry was chartered to Algerie Ferries, the Algerian State-owned ferry company, to operate from Marseille and Alicante to Alger and Oran. After having been chartered also for 2007 and 2008 Summer season to Algerie Ferries, on December 2008 the ship started a new BariDurres service. On October 2011 she was switched to Cyprus flag; later, on January 2012, she changes again her flag, this time to Italy, and changes also her name to “AF Claudia Prima”.

 

TAIYO FERRY FB Orion

TAIYO FERRY F/B Orion – Photo taken from the book “History of Japanese Car Ferries”

 

76751390 nishiki maru

KANSAI KISEN F/B Ferry Nishiki Maru – Photo from Pieter Inpijn’s collection

 

Taiyo 1984 Osaka

KANSAI KISEN F/B Ferry Nishiki Maru – Photo by courtesy of Murase, Osaka, 1984

 

MEIMON TAIYO FERRY FB Orion

MEIMON TAIYO FERRY F/B Orion – Photo taken from the book “History of Japanese Car Ferries”

 

MINOAN LINES FB Daedalus 02_Kurt Warth

MINOAN LINES F/B Daedalus – Photo © Greecefinikunda, Igoumenitsa #818

 

MINOAN LINES FB Daedalus 08_Egidio Ferrighi

MINOAN LINES F/B Daedalus – Photo © Egidio Ferrighi, Venice #1558

 

MINOAN LINES FB Daedalus 06_Nikos Thrylos 07Se03

MINOAN LINES F/B Daedalus – Photo © Nikos Thrylos, Mykonos, 07/09/03 #1520

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 01_Personale 01Di05

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 01/12/05 #3225

 

ADRIA FERRIES Riviera Adriatica

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 01/12/05 #3227

 

ADRIA FERRIES Riviera Adriatica

Unfortunately that’s not the flag we’re use to see there… - Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 01/12/05 #3228

 

ADRIA FERRIES - Riviera Adriatica

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 01/12/05 #3229

 

ALGERIE FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 02_Julien Imbert 22Gi06

ALGERIE FERRIES F/B Riviera Adriatica – Photo © Julien Imbert, Marseille, 22/06/06 #6078

 

ALGERIE FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 01_Julien Imbert

ALGERIE FERRIES F/B Riviera Adriatica – Photo © Julien Imbert, Marseille, 22/06/06 #6077

 

M/N Riviera Adriatica - una sera ad Ancona

 Photo © George Giannakis, Ancona, 12/12/2006 #5286

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 07_Personale 13Ge07

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 13/01/07 #5782

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 08_Personale 13Ge07

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 13/01/07 #5783

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 10_Personale 13Ge07

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 13/01/07 #5785

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 11_Personale 13Ge07

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 13/01/07 #5786

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 14_Personale 13Ge07

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 13/01/07 #5789

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 16_Personale 13Ge07

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 13/01/07 #5791

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 18_Personale 13Ge07

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 13/01/07 #5793

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 20_Personale 13Ge07

Photo © Michele Lulurgas, Ancona, 13/01/07 #5795

 

Photo © Dragan, Rijeka, 05/12/07 #13143

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Riviera Adriatica 22_Alessandro Orfanù 09Ge10

Photo © Alessandro Orfanù, Bari, 09/01/10 #9203

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Af Claudia Prima 01_Erald Spahiu 08Ag12

ADRIA FERRIES F/B AF Claudia Prima – Photo © Erald Spahiu, Durres, 08/08/12 #12544

 

ADRIA FERRIES FB Af Claudia Prima 02_Erald Spahiu 09Ag12

ADRIA FERRIES F/B AF Claudia Prima – Photo © Erald Spahiu, Durres, 09/08/12 #12545

 

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