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F/B PANAGIA EKATONTAPILIANI

AGAPITOS LINES FB Panagia Ekatontapiliani

Photo © Per Jensen

 

Ship

Panagia Ekatontapiliani (1996)

ΠΑΝΑΓΙΑ ΕΚΑΤΟΝΤΑΠYΛΙΑΝΗ

Building Spec.

Arsenal de la Marine Nationale Francaise,

Brest, France, 1972 – N° 1

Call Sign

SWXF

IMO Number

7205063

GRT

5.596

DWT

1.030

Dimensions

118,09 x 19,84 x 4,12

Engines

2 De Bretagne – Pielstick 16PC2-V400, 9.885 kW

Speed

19,5 knots

Passengers

1.400

Beds

118 in 35 cabins

Cars

256

Lane Metres

 

Sister ships

Apollon (Scrapped in 2010)

Penelope A

Registry Port

Piraeus

Flag

Greek

Former Names/Own.

Hengist – British Railways / Sealink 1972-84

Hengist – Sealink British Ferries 1984-90

Hengist – Sealink Stena Line 1990

Stena Hengist – Sealink Stena Line 1991-92

Romilda – G.A. Ferries 1992-93

Apollo Express 2 – Ventouris Sea Lines 1993-96

New Names/Owners

Express Artemis – Minoan Flying Dolphins / Hellas Ferries 1999-01

Panagia Ekatontapiliani – Minoan Flying Dolphins / Hellas Ferries 2001-02

Panagia Ekatontapiliani – Hellas Flying Dolphins / Hellas Ferries 2002-04

Agios Georgios – Ventouris Sea Lines 2004ŕ

Line

 

 

First of three sister ships employed between France and England, the “Hengist” was mainly used on Dover - Calais line, even after her name changes and changes of ownership, until 1992, when she was sold to G.A. Ferries, being the first ferry of the company carrying the name “Romilda”. Was immediately sold the following year to Ventouris Sea Lines, which already owned her sister; anyway was involved in the bankruptcy of the company and laid up at Piraeus Main Port from October 1995 to September 1996, when was bought by Agapitos Lines. Under this ownership she served the Piraeus – Paros – Naxos – Ios – Santorini line under the extra-long name “Panagia Ekatontapiliani”, the name of a church situated at Paros island, devoted to the “Holy Virgin of the Hundred Gates”, gaining a good success until her sale to Minoan Flying Dolphins, happened in 1999, when she was renamed “Express Artemis”, maintaining more or less the same services. She was renamed as her Agapitos period in 2001, and repainted under the new Hellas Flying Dolphins livery in 2002. Was sold in 2004 to the resurrected Ventouris Sea Lines, as “Agios Georgios” for a new service linking Rafina to Cyclades; then she abandoned Rafina to serve both Western Cyclades and Paros – Naxos – Ios – Santorini from Piraeus.

 

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SEALINK B.R. F/B Hengist - Photo from Pieter Inpijn’s Collection

 

SEALINK BRITISH RAILWAYS FB Hengist 01_Pieter Inpijn collection

SEALINK B.R. F/B Hengist – Photo from Pieter Inpijn’s collection

 

SEALINK BRITISH RAIL FB Hengist 03_Roy Thorntonn 18Ot80

SEALINK B.R. F/B Hengist colliding with the ship Canabal – Photo from Roy Thorntonn’s collection, Channel, 18/10/80 #3311

 

SEALINK BRITISH RAIL FB Hengist 04_Roy Thorntonn 18Ot80

SEALINK B.R. F/B Hengist colliding with the ship Canabal – Photo from Roy Thorntonn’s collection, Channel, 18/10/80 #3312

 

SEALINK FB Hengist

SEALINK BRITISH FERRIES F/B Hengist - Photo by courtesy of Micke Asklander

 

SEALINK BRITISH FERRIES FB Hengist 01_Roy Thorntonn 18Ot87

SEALINK BRITISH FERRIES F/B Hengist – Photo from Roy Thorntonn’s collection, grounded at Folkestone, 18/10/87 #3313

 

SEALINK BRITISH FERRIES FB Hengist 02_Roy Thorntonn 18Ot87

SEALINK BRITISH FERRIES F/B Hengist – Photo from Roy Thorntonn’s collection, grounded at Folkestone, 18/10/87 #3314

 

SEALINK BRITISH FERRIES FB Hengist 03_Roy Thorntonn 18Ot87

SEALINK BRITISH FERRIES F/B Hengist – Photo from Roy Thorntonn’s collection, grounded at Folkestone, 18/10/87 #3315

 

SEALINK BRITISH FERRIES FB Hengist 04_Roy Thorntonn 18Ot87

SEALINK BRITISH FERRIES F/B Hengist – Photo from Roy Thorntonn’s collection, grounded at Folkestone, 18/10/87 #3316

 

SEALINK STENA LINE FB Stena Hengist 01_Gordon Wise 31Ot91

SEALINK STENA LINE F/B Stena Hengist – Photo © Gordon Wise, Folkestone, 31/10/91 #3317

 

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G.A. FERRIES F/B Romilda - Photo G.A. FERRIES by courtesy of Daniele Miglio

 

VENTOURIS SEA LINES FB Apollo Express 2 01_Emilio Barenghi

VENTOURIS SEA LINES F/B Apollo Express 2 – Photo © Emilio Barenghi, Santorini

 

AGAPITOS LINES FB Panagia Ekatontapiliani 04_Antonios Lazaris

The “Panagia Ekatontapiliani” being repainted in Agapitos livery after the purchase – Photo © Antonios Lazaris, Piraeus #8193

 

AGAPITOS LINES FB Panagia Ekatontapiliani 05_Antonios Lazaris

Photo © Antonios Lazaris, Santorini #8194

 

AGAPITOS LINES FB Panagia Ekatontapiliani 04_Emilio Barenghi

Photo © Emilio Barenghi, Golfo Saronicos, 1998

 

AGAPITOS LINES FB Panagia Ekatontapiliani 01_Gunnar Menzer

Photo © Gunnar Menzer

 

HELLAS FERRIES M.F.D. FB Express Artemis 03_ufficiale

M.F.D. HELLAS FERRIES F/B Express Artemis –Photo from M.F.D. website

 

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

 

HELLAS FERRIES FB Panagia Ekatontapiliani

H.F.D. HELLAS FERRIES F/B Panagia Ekatontapiliani - Photo by courtesy of EFOPLISTIS magazine

 

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VENTOURIS SEA LINES F/B Agios Georgios - Photo © Spiridon E. Zervos, Naxos, 04/08/04  #1436

 

VENTOURIS SEA LINES FB Agios Georgios 06_Dominik Wagner 26Ot04

VENTOURIS SEA LINES F/B Agios Georgios – Photo © Dominik Wagner, Piraeus, 26/10/04 #1346

 

 

VENTOURIS SEA LINES FB Agios Georgios 10_Nikos Thrylos 20Ot04

VENTOURIS SEA LINES F/B Agios Georgios – Photo © Nikos Thrylos, Piraeus, 20/10/04 #1428

 

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