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MS European Express IMO 7355272 Limassol Nel Lines and Tug Boat Pantanassa Piraeus Athens Greece 01 MS European Express IMO 7355272 Limassol Nel Lines and Tug Boat Pantanassa Piraeus Athens Greece 02 MS European Express IMO 7355272 Limassol Nel Lines and Tug Boat Pantanassa Piraeus Athens Greece 03 MS European Express IMO 7355272 Limassol Nel Lines docked Piraeus Port of Athens Greece 01

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Nel Lines

History

NEL LINES was established in 1972, as a company of popular base with shareholders the residents of Lesvos island and primary aim the purchase of a liner vessel for the Mitilini-Chios-Piraeus route. Since then, the company has expanded, serving most of the Aegean sea destinations.

More specifically, with high-speed and conventional passenger-ferry boats executes intra-Cyladic itineraries connecting Syra and Lavrion with Eastern, Central and Western Cyclades, Lavrion with Psara and Mesta of Chios, Heraklion and Rethimno with Santorini and Thessaloniki and Volos with the Sporades complex.

With passenger-ferry boats NEL LINES also executes itineraries between Piraeus, Chios and Mitilini and connects the islands of Northern Aegean with Thessaloniki, Kavala and Lavrion.

Today, under new administration and developmental policy, the fleet of NEL Lines consists of conventional passenger-ferry boats, high-speed passenger- ferry boats and Ro-Ro vessels which fully comply with the International Code of Safety Management (ISM CODE).

NEL LINES renews its fleet and shapes policies that aim in the improvement of the conditions of tourist traffic and the satisfaction and facilitation of its customers.[1]

Nel Lines Fleet

Ship name
Flag
Year
IMO
PAX
Speed kts
F/B Theofilos
greek flag
Greece
1975
7362108
1660
18 kts
M/S Taxiarchis
greek flag
Greece
1976
7431090
591
18 kts
M/S Mytilene
greek flag
Greece
1973
7332672
1730
20 kts
M/S European Express
Cyprus flag
Cyprus
1974
7355272
1000
23 kts
M/S Aqua Jewel
greek flag
Greece
2002
8976671
1675
18.5 kts
M/S Aqua Maria
greek flag
Greece
1975
7419626
1350
18 kts
M/S Aqua Spirit
sweden flag
Sweden
2000
9212450
400
17 kts
M/S Aiolos Kenteris
greek flag
Greece
2001
9244350
1742
40 kts
M/S Aiolos Kenteris I
greek flag
Greece
2000
9210103
1000
36 kts
M/S Aiolos Kenteris II
greek flag
Greece
2000
9234757
854
36 kts
M/S Panagia Thalassini
malta flag
Malta
1996
9127643
574
30 kts
M/S Panagia Parou
malta flag
Malta
1996
9108049
574
30 kts
M/S Alikioni
greek flag
Greece
1994
9106211
1125
26 kts
M/S Colossus
malta flag
Malta
1987
8613073
 
23 kts
M/S Mykonos
greek flag
Greece
1971
7043843
 
17 kts
M/S Aqua Hercules
British flag
Britain
1980
7822861
 
17.5 kts
M/S Olympus
British flag
Britain
1980
7822859
 
17.5 kts

Nel Lines Current Routes[1]

Piraeus - Chios - Mytilene (European Express, Mytilene)
Kavala - Lemnos - Mytilene - Chios - Bathy (Taxiarhis)
Kavala - Lemnos - Mytilene - Chios - Karlovasi - Agios Khrykos (Taxiarhis)
Thessaloniki - Lemnos - Mytilene - Chios - Bathy (Taxiarhis)
Lavrio - Agios Efstratios - Lemnos - Kavala (Aqua Maria)
Lavrio - Psara - Mesta (Panagia Thalassini)
Andros - Tinos - Syros - Kythnos - Kea - Lavrio (Aqua Spirit, Aqua Jewel)
Syros - Paros - Naxos - Ios - Sikinos - Folegandros - Kimolos - Milos (Aqua Spirit, Aqua Jewel)
Syros - Paros - Serifos - Sifnos - Kimolos - Milos (Aqua Jewel)
Syros - Tinos - Andros (Aiolos Kenteris II, Aqua Jewel)
Syros - Paros - Naxos - Donousa - Egiali - Katapola - Koufonisi - Schinousa - Iraklia (Aqua Spirit)
Syros - Paros - Naxos - Folegandros - Sikinos - Ios - Thirasia - Santorini - Anafi (Aqua Spirit, Aqua Jewel)

MV European Express

Photo's: MV European Express photographed operating out of Port of Piraeus Athens 2011


MV European Express

    Career

  • Name: MV European Express
  • Owner: Maritime Company of Lesvos S.A.[1]
  • Operator: Nel Lines
  • Port of registry: Cyprus
  • Former Names:
    - Millennium Express (Until 2007 May 17)
    - Ho Maru (Until 2000 Apr 28)
    - Takachiho Maru (Until 1999 Sep 02)
    - Ho Maru (not Yet Confirmed)[2]
  • Laid down: Nkk Shimizu Works Shimizu, Japan 1974
  • Status: In Service
  • General characteristics

  • Type: Ro-ro/passenger Ship
  • IMO: 7355272[2]
  • Callsign: P3QC8
  • GRT: 15,074 tons[2]
  • DTW: 2,598 tons[2]
  • Speed: 23 knots
  • Capacity: 1000 passengers
  • Crew: ?
  • Web: http://www.nel.gr

References:

  1. Nel Lines Ferries - http://www.nel.gr
  2. Ship Spotting - http://www.shipspotting.com/

Web References:

  • Nel Lines Ferries - http://www.nel.gr
  • Ship Spotting - http://www.shipspotting.com/
  • Wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nel_Lines

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