Hellenic Seaways


Hellenic Seaways is a Greek shipping company operating passenger and freight ferry services in the Aegean and Adriatic Seas. The company was owned by Minoan Lines but there shareholding was purchased by the Attica Group (who own Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries). 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.

Hellenic Seaways Archive

HSC Superseacat Two - Past and Present

HSC Superseacat Two – Past and Present

HSC Hellenic Highspeed, ex Viking, Superseacat Two – Aluminium MDV 1200 mono-hull high speed craft built in 1997 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italian S.p.A., Riva Trigoso , Italy (Yard No. 6000) for Hoverspeed Ltd, (Sea Containers Ltd) Nassau, Bahamas as a car and passenger ferry.

MV St Columba - Past and Present

MV St Columba – Past and Present

MV Masarrah, ex Express Aphrodite, Stena Adventurer, Stena Hibernia, St Columba – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Aalborg Vaerft A/S, Aalborg, Denmark in 1977 (Yard No 214) for Sealink UK Ltd, as a passenger and roll-on roll-off vehicle ferry

© A G Jones

MV Chartres – Past and Present

MV Al Salmy 4, ex Express Santorini, Chartres – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by  Dubigeon-Normandie S.A., Nantes (Yard No. 137), in 1974 for the French National Railways as a multi-purpose roll-on roll-off ferry for cars, lorries and railway vehicles.

© Ken Larwood

MV Vortigern – Past and Present

MV Limon, ex Nisos Limnos, Milos Express, Vortigern – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Swan, Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders (Yard No.10) at their Wallsend-on-Tyne yard for the British Railways Board in 1969 as a multi-purpose passenger and roll-on roll-off ferry for cars, lorries and railway vehicles.

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MV Ailsa Princess – Past and Present

MV New Cambay Prince – ex New Caribbean Princess, Express Adonis, Naias Express, Dimitri, Earl Harold, Ailsa Princess – Steel twin screw motor vessel, built by Ansaldo & Co, Genoa at Cantieri Navale, Breda, Venice in 1971 (Yard No. 272) for Sealink U.K. Ltd., as a passenger Roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry. She was registered in London engined by Pielstick- Crossley.