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Hellenic Seaways logo

Hellenic Seaways

Hellenic Seaways is a Greek shipping company operating passenger and freight ferry services in the Aegean and Adriatic Seas. The company is owned by Cyprus based Sea Star Capital Plc.

History

Hellenic Seaways was created in 2005 following the consolidation of Minoan Flying Dolphins and its subsidiaries Hellas Flying Dolphins, Hellas Ferries Saronikos Ferries and Sporades Ferries.

It is the biggest Greek shipping Company, which operates 29 vessels,11 conventional, 15 high-speed and 3 RO-RO, servicing more than 35 ports in the Cyclades, North East Aegean, South East Aegean, Crete, Argosaronikos and Sporades. [1]

In August 2009 Hellenic Seaways purchased the single-ship, budget cruise line easyCruise from founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou.[2]

In January 2011 Minoan Lines (Heraklion) cancelled the sale of it´s 33,35% stake in Hellenic Seaways to ANEK and try to find a new buyer for it.[3]

Fleet

Hellenic Seaways operate a large fleet of high speed craft[4] [5], conventional ferries [6] and RO/RO freight ferries.[7]

Hellenic Seaways Fleet

Ship
Flag
Type
Built
IMO
Callsign
Pax
Cars
Notes
M/S Highspeed 4
greek flag
Greece
High speed catamaran
2000
9216140
 
1045
188
 
M/S Highspeed 5
greek flag
Greece
High speed catamaran
2005
9329095
SYDM
809
154
 
M/S Highspeed 6
greek flag
Greece
High speed catamaran
2000
9221346
SVAF6
900
265
 
M/S Hellenic Wind
malta flag
Malta
High speed monohull
1997
9141845
9HA2162
800
175
On charter to Atlantico Line
M/S Flyingcat 1
greek flag
Greece
Catamaran
1990
8916865
SW6920
256
0
 
M/S Flyingcat 2
greek flag
Greece
Catamaran
1998
9185683
SX6710
516
0
 
M/S Flyingcat 3
greek flag
Greece
Catamaran
1998
9177442
SX6671
375
0
 
M/S Flyingcat 4
greek flag
Greece
Catamaran
1999
9206748
SX7749
450
0
 
M/S Flyingcat 5
greek flag
Greece
Passenger catamaran
1996
9134543
SY5393
342
0
 
M/S Flyingcat 6
greek flag
Greece
Passenger catamaran
1997
9164299
SY5390
342
0
 
M/S Flying Dolphin XV
greek flag
Greece
Hydrofoil
1980
8132043
SV6436
132
0
 
M/S Flying Dolphin XVII
greek flag
Greece
Hydrofoil
1984
8331467
SV9699
145
0
 
M/S Flying Dolphin XVIII
greek flag
Greece
Hydrofoil
1984
8331479
SV9700
145
0
 
M/S Flying Dolphin XIX
greek flag
Greece
Hydrofoil
1980
8623365
SW2784
145
0
 
M/S Flying Dolphin XXIX
greek flag
Greece
Hydrofoil
1991
8875700
SW9853
145
0
 
M/S Ariadne
greek flag
Greece
Ferry
1996
9135262
SVST
700
560
On charter to Algérie Ferries
M/S Nissos Chios
greek flag
Greece
Ferry
2007
9215555
SXXL
1800
418
 
M/S Nissos Mykonos
greek flag
Greece
Ferry
2005
9208679
SYJZ
1800
418
 
M/S Express Pegasus
greek flag
Greece
Ferry
1977
7521651
SYDV
1300
203
 
M/S Express Santorini
greek flag
Greece
Ferry
1974
7330040
SXQR
1400
240
On charter to Atlantico Line
M/S Express Skiathos
greek flag
Greece
Ferry
1996
9064803
SWHM
1410
250
 
M/S Nefeli
greek flag
Greece
Ferry
1990
8911140
SZKE
1300
110
 
M/S Artemis
greek flag
Greece
Ferry
1997
8966951
SWZE
1250
85
On charter to ANEK Lines
M/S Posidon Hellas
greek flag
Greece
Ferry
1998
8966963
SYJY
1300
120
 
M/S Apollon Hellas
greek flag
Greece
Ferry
1990
8807105
SWFP
1500
100
 
M/S Nissos Rodos
greek flag
Greece
Ferry
1987
8704406
SYQJ
850
472
Out of service
M/S Hellenic Master
greek flag
Greece
RO/RO Freight
1979
7718527
SZIK
12
140
 
M/S Hellenic Trader
greek flag
Greece
RO/RO Freight
1975
7419456
SXDN
12
100
 
M/S Hellenic Sailor
greek flag
Greece
RO/RO Freight
1978
7718515
SXEQ
12
140
 

Current Routes[8]

  • Piraeus – Syros – Mykonos – Fournoi – Ikaria – Samos (Nissos Mykonos)
  • Piraeus – Chios – Mytilini (Nissos Chios)
  • Volos – Skiathos – Glossa – Skopelos – Alonissos (Express Skiathos, Flyingcat 6)
  • Piraeus – Aegina – Methana – Poros (Poseidon Hellas, Nefeli)
  • Piraeus – Aegina – Agistri (Flying Dolphins,Poseidon Hellas )
  • Piraeus – Poros – Hydra – Ermioni – Spetses – Porto Heli (Flying dolphins)
  • Corinth – Venice (Hellenic Sailor)

Past Routes

Hellenic Seaways covered itineraries to Chania in Crete island in the summer periods from 2004-2006 with the highspeed vessel "Highspeed 4" in 4 hours and 30 minutes, and in summer 2007 with the passenger ferry "Ariadne". The company also launched routes from Piraeus to Rethymno port, in Crete with Highspeed 5 in summer 2008. In the summer season of 2010 Hellenic Seaways launched for the first time itineraries from Piraeus to Dodecanese islands, Kos and Rhodes, (through Paros) with the passenger ferry "Nissos Rodos" but after an unsuccessful period they cancelled them.

Marketing Campaign

  • Summer 2006: "Πάμε Κυκλάδες", "Πάμε Χανιά", "Πάμε Χίο και Μυτιλήνη" (Let's Go)
  • Summer 2007: "Πτήσεις για... Κυκλάδες, Αργοσαρωνικό, Σποράδες, Χίο & Μυτιλήνη" (Flights to...)
  • Summer 2008: "Πιο γρήγορα από ποτέ" (Faster Than Ever)
  • Summer 2009-present: "Πάμε μαζί" (Let's go together)

Awards

In 2007 Hellenic Seaways was awarded by "Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards" as "The Best Passenger Line of the Year 2007" and their, then new-building vessel, Nissos Chios, was awarded with the prize of "The Best Ship of the Year 2007".[8]

Former ships

The following list includes former ships of the current company and of predecessors Minoan Flying Dophins (MFD) and its subsidiaries.

list of former Hellenic Seaways ships

  • Highspeed 1 (IMO: 9125932), now Orange 2
  • Highspeed 2 (IMO: 9216169), now Bissat
  • Highspeed 3 (IMO: 9216171), now Boraq
  • Hellenic Carrier
  • Express Apollon (IMO: 7235915)
  • Express Poseidon (IMO: 7302885)
  • Express Adonis
  • Express Samina (IMO: 6613548)
  • Express Aphrodite
  • Express Hermes
  • Express Aris
  • Express Limnos
  • Express Danae
  • Express Athina
  • Express Anemos
  • Express Milos
  • Express Naias
  • Express Olympia
  • Panagia Ekatodapiliani
  • Eutichia
  • Saronikos
  • Limnos
  • Faidra
  • Papadiamantis
  • Makedon
  • Erotokritos (IMO: 7394747)
  • Aias
  • Aegina
  • Ellas
  • Afaia
  • Apostolos
  • Flying dolphin I
  • Flying dolphin II
  • Flying dolphin III
  • Flying dolphin IV (IMO: 7933385)
  • Flying dolphin V
  • Flying dolphin VI
  • Flying dolphin VII
  • Flying dolphin VIII
  • Flying dolphin IX
  • Flying dolphin X (IMO: 7939004)
  • Flying dolphin XI
  • Flying dolphin XII
  • Flying dolphin XIV
  • Flying dolphin XVI
  • Flying dolphin XX
  • Flying dolphin XXI
  • Flying dolphin XXII
  • Flying dolphin XXIII
  • Flying dolphin XXV
  • Flying dolphin XXVI
  • Flying dolphin XXVII
  • Flying dolphin XXVIII
  • Mega dolphin XXX
  • Mega dolphin XXXI
  • Mega dolphin XXXII
  • Star Trailer
  • Sea Trailer

MV AG Nektarios

MV AG Nektarios photographed operating out of Port of Piraeus Athens 2011


References:

  1. "Sea Star Capital Plc". Sea Star Capital Plc. http://www.seastarcapital.com/
  2. "EasyCruise Sold to Hellenic Seaways". Cruise Industry News. Aug. 18, 2009.
  3. http://www.ekathimerini.com
  4. HSW highspeed fleet
  5. HSW Flyingcat fleet
  6. HSW conventional ferries
  7. HSW Ro-Ro fleet
  8. http://www.hellenicseaways.gr

Web References:

  • Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellenic_Seaways

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