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-Ventouris Ferries (2010-2021)

Built in 1980, scrapped in 2021 (age 41). Was registered in Limassol. 

The BARI was built in 1980 in the United Kingdom. She began her career on the Channel, on the Calais-Dover line, as the ST ANSELM for the British conglomerate Sealink. She was converted in Belfast in 1983, and resumed on the Calais-Dover line. In 1984 her company was renamed Sealink British Ferries after they were bought by Sea Containers. She was converted once again in 1988, this time in Bremerhaven. She was then acquired by Stena Line in 1990. She was renamed STENA CAMBRIA and was deployed on the Boulogne-Folkestone line. In 1991 she was deployed on the Holyhead-Dún Laoghaire line on the Irish Sea, while in 1992 she served the Stranraer-Larne line on the North Channel as a freight ferry. She returned to the Holyhead-Dún Laoghaire line in 1993, remaining there until 1996, when she returned to the Calais-Dover line. In 1998 she operated in cooperation with the company P&O Ferries, under the brandname P&O Stena Line, serving the Dieppe-Newhaven line. She was sold in 1999 to the Spanish company Umafisa, for service on the Balearic Islands. After being converted in Gijón, she was renamed ISLA DE BOTAFOC and was deployed on the Barcelona-Ibiza line on the Balearic Sea. She was transferred to Baleària in 2004, and she operated on the Barcelona-Ibiza-Menorca line until 2009. That year, she was deployed on the Dénia-Ibiza-Palma line. In 2010, the ship was sold for scrap to India and was renamed WINNER 9. Fortunately, during her trip to India, the ship was ultimately bought by the Greek company Ventouris Ferries. She was refitted and converted in Igoumenitsa and Perama, and began service on the Adriatic Sea, on the Bari-Durrës line under the name BARI. In 2015, she operated on the Zakynthos-Kefalonia-Igoumenitsa-Corfu-Bari line during the summer, as part of her company's usual summer service connecting Italy with the Ionian Islands. She was deployed on that same line during the summers of 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2019 she operated solely on the Igoumenitsa-Corfu-Bari line. In 2020 she was deployed back to the Bari-Durrës line. After being laid-up in Durrës in 2021, and following 11 years of service for Ventouris Ferries, the ship was sold for scrap for good, arriving in Bangladesh under the name ALTAIR.


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