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ADRIATICA FB Tiepolo 02_Commis coll

Photo from Commis’s collection #6303

 

Ship

Tiepolo (1981)

Building spec.

Italcantieri S.p.A., C. di Stabia – Italy, 1968 – N° 646

Call Sign

ICWY

IMO Number

6724048

GRT

5.923

DWT

1.965

Dimensions

126,35 x 19,26 x 5,46

Engines

2 Fiat GMT 7c, 8.753 kW

Speed

18 knots

Passengers

720

Beds

397

Cars

240

Lane meters

492

Sister ships

Leros († 2001)

Saudi Moon II (sank in 1982)

Sindibad I (sank in 1992)

 The Calypso († 2013)

Registry port.

Venezia

Flag

Italian

Former Names/Own

Canguro Bianco – Traghetti Sardi 1968-74

Canguro Bianco – Linee Canguro 1974-81

New Names/Owners

Zahret MisrSea Loyalty 1993

Salem Flower – Samatour 1993-97 (Charter)

Taba I – Pacific Prestige 1997-98

Al Salam Taba I – El Salam 1998-04

Al Salam Taba I – Tylos Ferry 2001-04 (Charter)

Scrapped at Alang, India 2004

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Fourth of a family composed by five vessels, was delivered by Italcantieri of Castellammare di Stabia to Traghetti Sardi in 1968, being deployed on lines departing from Genoa to Caralis, Porto Torres, Olbia, Arbatax and Barcelona. The company changes its name to Traghetti Sardi in 1974, but they started soon running into trubles and their services came to an end in 1981: the “Canguro Bianco” was first chartered, then bought by Adriatica which, according to their tradition to name the ferries after famous Italian artists, renamed her as “Tiepolo” refitting her under their high standards including also a swimming pool (a feature still unknown at Tirrenia Navigazione) introducing her on a complicate timetable which included departures from Trieste, Venice and Ancona to Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik, sometimes linking also Albania. During the summer they had also a sort of mini-cruise linking Trieste, Venice, Split and Dubrovnik. When her career under Adriatica colours came to an end, was replaced by the newly built sisters “Palladio” and “Sansovino” and sent to Brindisi to link the Southern Italy port to Corfu and Igoumenitsa prior to her sale to an Arab company in 1993, after some time of lay up at Ancona’s breakwater. As long as the service on Red Sea was the destiny of this family of ferries, she started sailing on various Red Sea routes until her sale to El Salam Shipping, occurred in 1998. The ferry was subsequently chartered to Tylos Ferry for a service on the long line between Iraq and Bahrein, Dubai, Doha, Muscat, Mumbai and Cochin, service performed until her scrap of 2004.

 

TRAGHETTI SARDI F/B Canguro Bianco at launch – Photo from Commis’s collection, Castellammare di Stabia #6930

 

TRAGHETTI SARDI F/B Canguro Bianco – Photo from Commis’s collection, Genoa #6931

 

TRAGHETTI SARDI F/B Canguro Bianco – Photo from Commis’s collection #6932

 

Photo from Matteo Fasce’s collection

 

EL SALAM MARITIME F/B Al Salam Taba I – Photo © Yvon Perchoc, Suez, 25/11/99 #13566

 

EL SALAM MARITIME F/B Al Salam Taba I – Photo © Yvon Perchoc, Suez, 25/11/99 #13567

 

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