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-Blue Star Ferries

Built in 2000 (age 24). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: Piraeus-Syros-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos-Samos-Santorini-Chania

The Ro-Ro carrier BLUE CARRIER 1 was one of four sister ships ordered by the company Norfolkline, a subsidiary of the Danish giants Maersk Group. She was built in 2000 in China, and began service as the MAERSK ANGLIA on the Scheveningen-Felixstowe line, connecting The Netherlands with the United Kingdom via the Channel. In 2006 she was moved to the Vlaardingen-Felixstowe line, where she remained until 2009. That year, she was transferred to the Irish Sea, being deployed on the Heysham-Dublin line. In 2010, Norfolkline was sold to the Danish operator DFDS , which meant that the company's entire fleet would be transferred to DFDS Seaways, including the MAERSK ANGLIA. She was renamed ANGLIA SEAWAYS and continued to operate on the Heysham-Dublin line. In 2011, she was chartered to the British company Seatruck Ferries and continued to serve the Heysham-Dublin line, until 2012, when she was deployed on the Heysham-Warrenpoint line. Her charter ended in 2014 and she returned to DFDS Seaways. She was deployed on the Kiel-Travemünde-Klaipeda line, connecting Germany with Lithuania via the Baltic Sea. In 2015, she returned to the Channel, being deployed on the Rotterdam-Hoek van Holland-Killingholme-Immingham line. She remained there until 2019, when she was sold to the Greek company Blue Star Ferries, becoming the first-ever Ro-Ro carrier in the history of the company. She was bought in order to cover the freight needs of the Cyclades, the Northeast Aegean Sea and the Dodecanese during the summer. After being renamed BLUE CARRIER 1, and being refitted in Keratsini, she was deployed on the Piraeus-Syros-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos-Santorini-Ikaria-Samos-Kalymnos-Kos-Rhodes line. In 2020 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Ikaria-Samos-Leros-Kalymnos-Kos-Rhodes line. In 2024, following the arrival of the BLUE CARRIER 2, she was deployed on the Piraeus-Syros-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos-Samos-Santorini-Chania line.

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