CalMac’s former “Streaker” Jupiter has been renamed Orcadia for her new life with Pentland Ferries. She now sports a red hull following overhaul at the Garvel dry dock on the Clyde.
The Hellenic Seaways Austal built fast ferry Highspeed 5 (4,913gt/built 2005) caught fire at a shipyard near Piraeus, Greece, on 23rd March. The fire broke out as the vessel underwent repairs at Ikonion. Tugs of the Hellenic Coast Guard, namely the Alexander 3 and Armadores II, were dispatched to the scene to contain and extinguish the fire. Damage to the aluminium car and passenger ferry is understood to be extensive with one burned body recovered from the vessel. Repair costs are estimated at EUR30m.
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