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Ro/Ro Buona Speranza

Photo © Frank Först, Venice, 11/03/1994 #22701

 

Ship

Buona Speranza (1985)

Building Spec.

Cantieri Navali Luigi Orlando, Leghorn. Italy, 1976 – N° 143

Call Sign

IBSN

Numero IMO

7413074

GRT

6.355

DWT

3.548

Dimensions

119,29 x 17,52 x 5,16

Engines

2 Fiat-GMT A300.218SS 6.620 kW

Speed

17 knots (top 20,7)

Passengers

12

Beds

12

Cars

 

Lane Metres

780

Sister Ships

Marmara N († 2011)

Registry Port

Venice

Flag

Italian

Former Names/Own.

Buona Speranza – Lloyd Triestino 1976-85

New Names/Own.

Chartered to Società Italiana Cabotaggio 06/1990-08/1990

Ro-Ro Elefsis – Anita Shipping Corp. 1994

Sea Sonata – Poseidon Lines 1995

Sea Symphony – Poseidon Lines 1995-2003

Chartered to Latlines 2001-02

Tonia V – Nautica Sky 2002-05

Tonia V – Fast Eco Lines 2005-06

Scrapped at Alang in 2006 as “Tonia V”.

Line

 

 

After two ro/ros built for Adriatica, Orlando Yards of Leghorn starts to build two similar vessels, both Italian State-owned as Adriatica, but this time for Lloyd Triestino. The first vessel of the pair was named ”Buona Speranza”, delivered in June 1976 and started stailing from Leghorn, Genoa, Marseille, Barcelona to Dakar, Abdijan, Lagos and Douala. She remained on that service until 1985, when was transferred to Adriatica after a brief period serving the Ministry of Defence for military operations in Lebanon. Under Adriatica colours, the ship served the Eastern Mediterranean line (from Venice to Port Said, Beirut and Limassol) until June 1990, when she was bareboat chartered to Società Italiana Cabotaggio, a company half owned by Adriatica and half by private shipowners, to inaugurate a service that nowadays would have been called “motorways of the sea”, the Venice – Bari link. The service was suspended at the beginning of August 1990; the company announced that it would have been resumed on  September 20th, but the port operators of Bari and Venice are still waiting the ferries. The ship was then laid up for four years, with great respect for Italian taxpayers, when was finally sold to Greece as the “Ro-Ro Elefsis”. After only a year the ship passed under Poseidon Lines’s ownership, and the company decided to add passenger accommodations to the vessel; the “Sea Symphony” anyway is clearly recognisable as a “ro-pax”. Under Poseidon Lines’s ownership, was engaged on various services, mainly sailing from Bari to Corfu and Igoumenitsa, to Cesme, to Albania, being also employed on Piraeus – Cyprus – Israel line and chartered to Latlines for two years, serving the Riga – Lubeck link. After another sale was named “Tonia V” and sailed forst between Volos and Istanbul, then between Ravenna and Rijeka before being scrapped at Alang in 2006.

 

Photo Gallery

 

LLOYD TRIESTINO RoRo Buona Speranza 01_Commis coll

 

Commis’s collection

 

LLOYD TRIESTINO – Buona Speranza (1976-1985)

 

 

POSEIDON LINES FB Sea Symphony 02_Axel Hüttemann 30Mg01

Limassol, 01/04/1998

Travemünde, 30/05/2001

Pieter Inpijn

Axel Hütteman

 

POSEIDON LINES – Sea Symphony (1995-2001)

 

 

RoRo Tonia 02 29Ag04

FB Tonia V 03_Aleksi Lindstrom 15Ap05

Patras, 29/08/2004

Keratsini, 15/04/2005

Antonia Lulurgas

Aleksi Lindström

 

NAUTICA SKY – Tonia V (2004-2005)

 

 

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