DIAGORAS (ΔΙΑΓΟΡΑΣ)

-Blue Star Ferries 

Built in 1990 (age 31). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: Piraeus-Patmos-Leros-Ikaria-Fournoi-Samos-Chios-Mytilene-Limnos-Kavala

 

The great ferry DIAGORAS was built in Japan in 1990 for Osaka-Kōchi Tokkyu Ferry, as the NEW TOSA. She spent her first nine years there, operating on the Osaka-Kōchi line, before she was bought by Greek company Dodekanisos Seaways. She was due to be renamed PANAGIA SKIADENI and to be deployed from Piraeus to the Dodecanese, but she was instead sold to DANE Sea Line, which renamed her LINDOS. After an extensive conversion in Perama, she began service on the Dodecanese in 2001, being deployed on the Piraeus-Astypalaia-Patmos-Leipsoi-Leros-Kalymnos-Kos-Nisyros-Tilos-Symi-Rhodes-Castellorizon line, after having been renamed DIAGORAS. In 2004, her company went bankrupt, and she, along with her DANE Sea Line fleetmates, were laid-up in Piraeus. After two years of lay-up, she was purchased by Blue Star Ferries in 2006. After a small conversion in Perama, she returned to service on the Dodecanese, being deployed on the Piraeus-Astypalaia-Kalymnos-Kos-Rhodes line. Ιn 2007, she returned to the Dodecanese lifeline, being deployed on the Piraeus-Astypalaia-Patmos-Leipsoi-Leros-Kalymnos-Kos-Nisyros-Tilos-Symi-Rhodes line. In 2008 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Ios-Santorini-Astypalaia-Patmos-Leipsoi-Leros-Kalymnos-Kos-Nisyros-Tilos-Symi-Rhodes line. In 2009 she changed her port registry from Rhodes to Piraeus, and she was deployed on the Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Astypalaia-Patmos-Leipsoi-Leros-Kalymnos-Kos-Nisyros-Tilos-Symi-Rhodes-Castellorizon line and on the Thessaloniki-Limnos-Sigri-Chios-Samos-Kalymnos-Kos-Rhodes line. In 2011 she stopped operating from Thessaloniki and was deployed on the Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Santorini-Astypalaia-Patmos-Leipsoi-Leros-Kalymnos-Kos-Nisyros-Tilos-Symi-Rhodes-Castellorizon line. In 2012, she was deployed full-time on the Dodecanese lifeline, serving the Piraeus-Astypalaia-Patmos-Leipsoi-Leros-Kalymnos-Kos-Nisyros-Tilos-Symi-Rhodes-Castellorizon line. However, in 2016, right before the start of the summer season, her company  sold her to Moroccan company Africa Morocco Link for service between Spain and Morocco, on the Algeciras-Tangier Med line. She was however bought back by Blue Star Ferries in 2018. After retuning to Greece, she was deployed on the Piraeus-Mykonos-Patmos-Ikaria-Fournoi-Samos-Chios-Mytilene-Limnos-Kavala line. In 2020 she mainly operated on the Piraeus-Chios-Mytilene line, while in 2021 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Patmos-Leros-Ikaria-Fournoi-Samos-Chios-Mytilene-Limnos-Kavala line.

 

PHOTOS (2015, 2018, 2020):

 

 

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The great DIAGORAS in the port of Piraeus (6/2015).

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The great DIAGORAS in the port of Piraeus (6/2015).

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A closer view of the DIAGORAS in Piraeus (6/2015).

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The DIAGORAS in Piraeus, in her first summer back in Greece following her two years spent abroad (7/2018).

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The DIAGORAS resting in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The DIAGORAS resting in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The DIAGORAS resting in Piraeus (7/2018).

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The DIAGORAS seen in Perama (8/2020).