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NISSOS RODOS (ΝΗΣΟΣ ΡΟΔΟΣ)

-Hellenic Seaways

Built in 1987 (age 37). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: Piraeus-Chios-Mytilene

The gigantic ferry NISSOS RODOS was built in Japan in 1987, as the KISO for the Japanese company Taiheiyo Ferry. She was deployed on the Nagoya-Sendai-Tomakomai line until 2005, when she was bought by Hellenic Seaways (previously known as Hellas Flying Dolphins) for service on the Adriatic Sea as a Ro-Ro carrier. She was renamed OCEAN TRAILER and began service on the Corinth-Venice line under the Hellenic Seaways Cargo division, but she was then chartered to the Italian company Grimaldi Lines for two years for service on the Genoa-Barcelona line. She returned to Hellenic Seaways in 2007, resuming service on the Corinth-Venice cargo line, after having been renamed HELLENIC VOYAGER. In 2009 she underwent a major conversion in Perama, upgrading her passenger areas and her capacity, as she was planned to be deployed on the Aegean Sea as a conventional ferry. This happened in 2010, when the ship started service on the Dodecanese, on the Piraeus-Paros-Kos-Rhodes line, being renamed NISSOS RODOS. She collided with a pier in Rhodes in late 2010, and after an unsuccessful campaign, she was taken out of service in 2011. She was chartered to the Emirati company SAMC for service between Turkey and Egypt via the Levantine Sea, on the İskenderun-Port Saïd line in 2012. She returned to Hellenic Seaways in 2013, and she was again deployed on the Corinth-Venice line under the Hellenic Seaways Cargo division. In 2014 she started to make calls in Igoumenitsa, thus operating on the Corinth-Igoumenitsa-Venice line. In 2015 she was once again deployed on the Aegean Sea, in order to cover her company's summer obligations on the Northeast Aegean Sea following their takeover of the region from NEL Lines. She was deployed on the Piraeus-Syros-Mykonos-Patmos-Ikaria-Samos-Chios-Mytilene-Limnos-Kavala line. She remained on the Northeast Aegean Sea lifeline during the summer of 2016, operating on the Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Patmos-Ikaria-Samos-Chios-Mytilene-Limnos-Kavala line. In 2017 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Patmos-Ikaria-Fournoi-Samos-Chios-Mytilene-Limnos-Kavala line. In 2018, following the takeover of Hellenic Seaways by Attica Group, she was deployed on the Piraeus-Chios-Mytilene line exclusively.

 

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