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F/B NAIAS II

AGAPITOS LINES FB Naias II

Photo © Gunnar Menzer

 

Ship

Naias II (1989)

ΝΑΙΑΣ II

Building Spec.

Chantiers et Ateliers de Provence,

Port de Bouc, France, 1966 – N° 327

Call Sign

SXJV

IMO Number

6622616

GRT

4.555

DWT

1.099

Dimensions

115 x 18,1 x 4,36

Engines

2 De Bretagne – Pielstick 16PC2-V400, 10.944 kW

Speed

20,5 knots

Passengers

1.300

Beds

256

Cars

240

Lane Metres

 

Sister ships

Express Samina (sunk in 2000)

Registry Port

Piraeus

Flag

Greek

Former Names/Own.

Launched as “Provence

Comte de Nice – C.G.T. Compagnie Generale Transatlantique 1966-69

Comte de Nice – C.G.T.M. Compagnie Generale Transmediterraneenne 1969-76

Comte de Nice – S.N.C.M. Societe Nationale Corse Mediterranee 1976-83

Naias II – Kriton S.A. 1983-89

New Names/Owners

Express Naias – Minoan Flying Dolphins / Hellas Ferries 2000-01

Express Naias – Hellas Flying Dolphins / Hellas Ferries 2001-03

Scrapped at Aliaga (Turkey) in 2003 as “Express Naias”

Line

 

 

Was launched in 1966 as the “Provence”; anyway she entered service the same year as the “Comte de Nice”, living the three different ages of French State-owned companies alternating Nice – Corsica service with Marseille – Alger line. She arrived in Greece in 1983 as “Naias II” for the lines Piraeus – Syros – Tinos – Mykonos with Kriton brand, replacing the original “Naias”. Anyway the company didn’t survived very much the divorce from its original ferry, and ceased ferry services in 1989, selling the ferry and the operating licence to Agapitos Bros. The company, which had already bought “Naias II”’s original sister from Stability Maritime, failing to change the name of the ferry, decided to do the same with this one. Refitted in a different way as her sister was, has a great superstructure at stern, lacking on “Golden Vergina”, despite the two vessels have the same figure of GRT: this fact is probably due to the different internal arrangements. A never loved ship, in 2000 season travelled for Hellas Ferries, a Minoan Flying Dolphin brand, until October, when she was arrested for safety reasons and never rerouted, probably because of her sistership with “Express Samina”. Scrapped in early 2003 in Turkey, a latter opinion about her name “Naias II” painted under her bridge under Kriton ownership: horrible.

 

C.G. TRANSATLANTIQUE FBComte_de_Nice_02

COMPAGNIE GENERALE TRANSATLANTIQUE F/B Comte de Nice Photo from Xavier Maillard’s collection

 

C.G. TRANSMEDITERRANEENNE FBComte_de_Nice_02

COMPAGNIE GENERALE TRANSMEDITERRANEE F/B Comte de Nice Photo from Xavier Maillard’s collection

 

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SNCM F/B Comte de Nice Photo from Xavier Maillard’s collection

 

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KRITON F/B Naias II – Photo © Fleet File Rotterdam

 

AGAPITOS LINES FB Naias II 02_George Giannakis coll

AGAPITOS BROS F/B Naias II – Photo from George Giannakis’s collection #6009

 

AGAPITOS LINES FB Naias II 03_Antonis Lazaris

Photo © Antonios Lazaris #8190

 

AGAPITOS LINES FB Naias II 04_Antonis Lazaris

Photo © Antonios Lazaris #8191

 

AGAPITOS LINES FB Naias II 05_Antonis Lazaris

Particular wiew of port side – Photo © Antonios Lazaris, Piraeus #8192

 

Photo © Carsten Dettmer, Mykonos, 01/07/1996 #13179

 

Photo © Tony Garner, Syros, 15/09/1997 #13466

 

Photo © Tony Garner, Mykonos, 26/09/1999 #13467

 

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M.F.D. HELLAS FERRIES F/B Express Naias - Photo © Pieter Inpijn

 

HELLAS FERRIES FB Express Naias

H.F.D. HELLAS FERRIES F/B Express Naias – photo by courtesy of EFOPLISTIS magazine

 

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