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Ro/Ro SEATRAILER

Photo Rossella Balaskas #9636

 

Ship

Seatrailer (1998)

ΣΗ ΤΡΕΙΛΕΡ

Building Spec.

Hayashikane Shipbuilding,

Shimonoseki, Japan, 1973 N 1173

Call Sign

SVAP

IMO Number

7328736

GRT

7.060

DWT

3.044

Dimensions

140,85 x 22,46 x 5,55

Engines

2 Mitsubishi - MAN 18V40/54, 14.710 kW

Speed

21 knots

Passengers

12

Beds

12

Cars

43

Lane Metres

950

Sister ships

Morning Shine (Scrapped in 2011)

Riviera Adriatica

St. Ezekiel Moreno (Scrapped in 2007)

Registry Port

Piraeus

Flag

Greek

Former Names/Own.

Shima Maru Fuji Ferry 1973-1978

Ferry Kuroshio Kinkai Kisen Kaisha 1978-1998

New Names/Owners

Seatrailer Minoan Flying Dolphins / Hellas Ferries 2000-2002

Seatrailer Hellas Flying Dolphins / Hellas Ferries 2002-2003

Scrapped at Alang (India) in 2003 as SEA TRIAL.

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The SHIMA MARU was delivered to Fuji Ferry in 1973; she was part of a four-sister series built by Hayashikane shipyards of Shimonoseki, but also two earlier vessels built by the Japanese yard were very similar to these, so we can enlarge the series to six vessels. Four vessels of the six built arrived in Greece, with this one being the last bought by a Greek company, when she was 25 years old; maybe she wasnt converted due to her age, remaining the only ship of the series which couldnt carry passengers, instead of her Greek mates and also of the two vessels which ended their careers in Philippines. Deployed on Tokyo Matsushita line, this ferry was sold in 1978 to Kinkai Kisen, when Fuji Ferry ceased its operations, and was moved to Osaka Kobe Beppu line as the FERRY KUROSHIO. In 1998 she was bought by Kostas Agapitos in order to launch a new freight service between Korinthos and the commercial port of Venice, Porto Marghera. The two-ferry service proved to be very successful, so the company decided to buy two more Japanese freighters; anyway at the end of 1999 Minoan Flying Dolphins bought all the Agapitos vessels, including this one. The SEATRAILER maintained her name and changed her livery to a red-hull one, being also redeployed to Patras on her route to Porto Marghera. The SEATRAILER was later sold for scrap in 2003.

 

FUJI FERRY F/B Shima Maru Photo from Nautilia.gr

 

KINKAI KISEN F/B Ferry Kuroshio Photo from Nautilia.gr

 

M.F.D. HELLAS FERRIES Ro/Ro Seatrailer Photo (C) Antonios Lazaris, Patras #8247

 

M.F.D. HELLAS FERRIES Ro/Ro Seatrailer Photo (C) Rossella Balaskas #9643

 

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