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-Thassos Link

Built in 1979 (age 45). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: Keramoti-Thassos

The landing craft AGIOS ATHANASIOS was built in 1979 in Greece. She was the first-ever ship of Evoïkos Lines, beginning service as the VASSILIS I on the Agia Marina-Nea Styra line on the South Evoian Gulf. Her service was extremely successful, and she remained on the line for 22 years. Following  the summer of 2001, she was transferred to the North Evoian Gulf, being deployed on the Glyfa-Agiokampos line. While operating on the line, she was part of the Glyfa Ferries joint venture, which included Evoïkos Lines, Gavanozis Shipping and Aidipsos Shipping. In 2009, the VASSILIS I was sold to the Cypriot company Nemitsas Shipping Company. She was renamed ELLY, and began operating on the Limassol-Larnaca-Tartus line, thus connecting Cyprus with Syria. She was laid-up in 2012 in Limassol, and remained there for five years, before being eventually purchased by the Thassos-based company Thassos Link. She made her comeback to Greece in late 2017, having been renamed AGIOS ATHANASIOS, and began a major conversion in Perama in 2018, whereupon she was lengthened, her accommodation area was fully rebuilt, and she acquired a new bow and a new ramp. Shortly after the summer of 2019, she was deployed on the Keramoti-Thassos line.

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