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ODYSSEAS ELYTIS (ΟΔΥΣΣΕΑΣ ΕΛΥΤΗΣ)

-Zante Ferries (2007-2013)

current ELYSIA for PT Munic Line

Built in 1987 (age 37). Was registered in Panama. Current line: None in Greece, currently in service for PT Munic Line in Indonesia

 

The conventional ferry ODYSSEAS ELYTIS was built in 1987 in Japan, as the VENA for the Japanese company Higashi Nihon Ferry. She spent her first 20 years on the Aomori-Hakodate line, before being bought by Zante Ferries, along with her sister ship, the VISVA, in 2007. The two ships were renamed ODYSSEAS ELYTIS and ADAMANTIOS KORAIS respectively, and were planned to be deployed on the Cyclades. The ADAMANTIOS KORAIS was successfully converted in Drapetsona and in Salamina and entered service in 2008, but the ODYSSEAS ELYTIS remained laid-up in Zakynthos, as Zante Ferries could not afford her own conversion. She remained laid-up for almost five years, and, despite being painted in the livery of Zante Ferries and starting a few repairs in 2012, she was sold in 2013 to the Indonesian company PT Munic Line, being renamed ELYSIA. She was deployed on the Merak-Bakauheni line. She grounded off in Mer in 2014, but she returned to service afterwards.

 

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