Greece: Attica Group Takes Delivery of New Ro-Pax Vessel
- Business & Finance
The Board of Directors of Attica Group announced the delivery of the new-built Ro-Pax vessel Blue Star Delos which was built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd, of Korea.
Blue Star Delos is the first of two vessels ordered in June 2009 and has overall length 145.50 meters, a speed of 26 knots and the capacity to carry 2,400 passengers and 450 private vehicles or 50 freight units and 150 private vehicles.
Blue Star Delos is expected to arrive at the Port of Piraeus at the beginning of November, 2011 and will be deployed in the Piraeus-Paros-Naxos-Ios-Thira (Santorini) route.
The total acquisition cost of Blue Star Delos exceeds Euro 70 million, of which Euro 32 million come from Attica’s Own Funds and the balance from bank financing.
Speaking of Attica’s new investment, Mr. Petros Vettas, CEO of Attica said: “In the current challenging times of our country, Attica’s scope to provide first class sea transportation services with modern, new and fast ships for the benefit of tourism and the islands’ inhabitants and visitors, is further enhanced with the addition to our fleet of Blue Star Delos today”.
Source: Attica Group, October 21, 2011.