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-Sea Jets

ex-SPEEDRUNNER III (ΣΠΗΝΤΡΑΝΝΕΡ ΙΙΙ) for Aegean Speed Lines (2009-2022)

Built in 1999 (age 25). Registered in Piraeus. Current line: Piraeus-Syros-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos-Santorini

The high speed ferry SPEEDRUNNER JET was built in 1999 in Italy for the company Sea Containers, alongside three other sister ships (namely the HELLENIC HIGHSPEED of Hellenic Seaways, the SUPERRUNNER JET and the SPEEDRUNNER JET 2 of Sea Jets). Initially known as the  SUPERSEACAT THREE, she was deployed on the Liverpool-Dublin line on the Irish Sea. In 2000 she was transferred to the Liverpool-Douglas line. In 2001 she operated on the Calais-Dover line on the Channel, while in 2002 she returned to the Liverpool-Dublin line. In 2003, she joined her sister ship, the SUPERSEACAT FOUR, on the Baltic Sea, after being chartered to the Finnish company Silja Line and operating under the SuperSeaCat brandname. She was deployed on the Tallinn-Helsinki line. In 2007 she collided with the TALLINK AUTOEXPRESS 2 of Tallink in Tallinn, but was repaired and returned to service immediately afterwards. She was sold to the Greek company Aegean Speed Lines in 2008, along with the SUPERSEACAT FOUR, and both ships were renamed SPEEDRUNNER III and SPEEDRUNNER IV, respectively. After the completion of the 2008 season on the Baltic Sea, she went to Poland for a conversion, before arriving in Greece right in time for the summer of 2009. That year, she was deployed on the Piraeus-Syros-Tinos-Mykonos line on the Cyclades. In 2010 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Syros-Tinos-Mykonos-Paros-Naxos line. She continued on that same line in 2011, but suffered a major engine failure which caused her to miss many months of service. This, combined with the impact that the Greek financial crisis had on her company, saw her laid-up for the entire 2012 season in the Elefsina Bay. She was repaired, however, and returned to service in 2013, being deployed on the Piraeus-Serifos-Sifnos-Milos line on the Western Cyclades, where she also stayed during the 2014 season. In 2015 she was chartered to the Moroccan company Navline and was deployed on the Algeciras-Tangier Med line on the Gibraltar Strait. In 2016 she was chartered to Levante Ferries, and operated, under the Ionian Group joint venture, on the Patras-Kefalonia-Ithaca line on the Ionian Sea. Her charter ended after the 2016 summer season, and she returned to Aegean Speed Lines after the company sold the SPEEDRUNNER IV to Golden Star Ferries. She was once again deployed on the Western Cyclades in 2017, namely on the Piraeus-Serifos-Sifnos-Milos-Kimolos-Folegandros-Sikinos line. In 2018 she was deployed on the Piraeus-Serifos-Sifnos-Milos-Kimolos line. In 2019 she was deployed exclusively on the Piraeus-Serifos-Sifnos-Milos line. In 2022 she was sold to Sea Jets, and was renamed SPEEDRUNNER JET. She was deployed on the Siteia-Kasos-Karpathos-Chalki-Rhodes line on the Dodecanese. In 2023 she moved back to the Cyclades as she was deployed on the Piraeus-Milos-Folegandros-Sikinos-Ios-Santorini line.

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