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-Sourmelis NE

Built in 1970 (age 54). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: Elefsina-Andros-Syros-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos

The veteran Ro-Ro carrier KAPETAN CHRISTOS was built in 1970 in Germany, being delivered as the ISARTAL for the company Transbaltica Trailers, and she performed various assigned charters across the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. She was renamed ANTWERPEN in 1973. In 1974 she was sold to the British company P&O Ferries, was renamed PRESELI, and was deployed on the Stranraer-Larne line on the North Channel. She was renamed POINTER in 1977, and was deployed on the Ardrossan-Belfast line on the North Channel. In 1985 she was sold to the Maltese company Sea Malta, being renamed ZEBBUG. She was deployed on the Messina-Valletta line in 1986, where she remained for 19 years. After her company went bankrupt, she was purchased in 2005 by the Turkish company Fergün Lines, being renamed FEHIM BEY. She was deployed on the Kyrenia-Silifke line in 2006, remaining there until 2010. She was then deployed on the Valletta-Misrata-Benghazi line. Her company was rebranded as Fergün Ferries East Med Lines in 2012, and the ship continued to connect Malta with Libya. She was sold in 2013 to the Maltese company MMSL, being renamed ALASTAIR and being deployed on the Valletta-Zuwarah line. She remained in this service until 2016, when she was sold to the Greek company Sourmelis NE. She was converted in Keratsini, was renamed KAPETAN CHRISTOS, and was deployed in 2017 on the Elefsina-Chios-Mytilene-Limnos-Thessaloniki line. In 2018, she began operating as a Ro-Ro carrier across the Aegean Sea, supplying several goods and notably army supplies. She was deployed on the Elefsina-Kea-Andros-Syros-Tinos-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos-Serifos-Sifnos-Milos-Kimolos-Kalymnos-Kos-Rhodes-Rethymnon line. In 2021 she operated solely on the Elefsina-Kea-Andros-Syros-Tinos-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos line. She grounded off in Kea in 2022.

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