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F/B Express Danae

AGAPITOS EXPRESS FERRIES FB Express Danae 02_Antonios Lazaris

Photo © Antonios Lazaris #8175

 

Ship

Express Danae (1996)

ΕΞΠΡΕΣ ΔΑΝΑΗ

Building Spec.

United Shipping Yard,

Perama, Greece, 1972 – N°306

Call Sign

SXLA

IMO Number

7014581

GRT

1904

DWT

 

Dimensions

74,48 x 12,02 x 3,2

Engines

2 Atlas - MAK 9c, 3.089 kW

Speed

17 knots

Passengers

852

Beds

 

Cars

52

Lane Metres

 

Sister ships

 

Registry Port

Piraeus

Flag

Greek

Former Names/Own.

Kyklades – Agapitos Bros 1972-93

Express Efvoikos – Agapitos Express Ferries 1993-94

Methodia – Ventouris Sea Lines 1994-96

New Names/Owners

Express Danae – Minoan Flying Dolphins / Saronikos Ferries 2000-01

Express Danae – Hellas Flying Dolphins / Saronikos Ferries 2001-04

Erke – Pastel Holdings 2004à

Line

 

 

Built in Greece, she started her career connecting Eastern Cyclades for Agapitos. In 1993, after the division of Agapitos Brothers company, she was taken over by Agapitos Express as “Express Efvoikos”, even if she was rapidly resold to Ventouris Lines for Saronikos services. In 1996 Ventouris Lines went in bankruptcy and the ship was repurchased by Agapitos Express Ferries, which renames the vessel “Express Danae” and continues the Ventouris services. At the end of 1999 the ship was purchased by M.F.D. which transferred her to the subsidiary Saronikos Ferries mantaining the present name; after a starring place on Argosaronikos services for five years, at the end of 2004 was sold to foreign interests, and she seems to be still in service under the name “Erke”.

 

AGAPITOS BROS FB Kyklades 01_George Giannakis coll

AGAPITOS BROS F/B Kyklades – Photo from George Giannakis’s collection #6007

 

VENTOURIS LINES FB Methodia 01_George Giannakis 17Se94

VENTOURIS LINES F/B Methodia – Photo © George Giannakis #6238

 

2AGAPITOS EXPRESS FERRIES FB Express Danae

Photo © Greecefinikunda

 

MFD SARONIKOS FERRIES FB Express Danae 01_Antonios Lazaris

MINOAN FLYING DOLPHINS – SARONIKOS FERRIES F/B Express Danae – Photo © Antonios Lazaris #8178

 

PASTEL HOLDINGS F/B Erke – Photo © Tony Garner, Trabzon, 13/10/07 #8754

 

PASTEL HOLDINGS F/B Erke – Photo © Brian Crocker, Sochi, 19/10/09 #9671

 

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