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MV Ocean Odyssey – Cruise from the Past

IMO Number: 6415489

MV Ocean Odyssey

Ex Iason, Jason, Eros

© Brian Fisher

© Brian Fisher (Piraeus, 15/09/2006)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1965 by Cantieri Riuniti dell’Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No. 1882) as a Passenger Ferry/Ship.

Technical Data

  • Length: 97.20 m (overall) 86.81 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 16.09 m
  • Depth: 8.08 m
  • Draught: 3.99 m
  • Tonnage: 4205 – 3963 gross/2572 net/74ot deadweight
  • Engines: Two 7-cylinder Sulzer-Adriatico diesels
  • Power: 8090 kW/HP
  • Speed: 15.0 knots
  • Capacity: 1461 – 324 – 200 passengers/40 cars
  • Call Sign: SZLZ, 3FSY5
  • IMO Number: 6415489
  • Official Number:
  • Port of Registry: Piraeus/Greece 🇬🇷, Panama 🇵🇦


June 8th 1964: Launched for Hellenic Tourism Organisation as the third in a trio of car ferries for the Piraeus – Heraklion – Santtorini – Rhodes – Kusadasi – Istanbul – Delos – Mykonos – Piraeus weekly service.

Internet Source

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1965: Delivered to Typaldos Line, Piraeus, Greece.

1966: Sold to Epirotiki Lines, Piraeus, Greece and renamed JASON.

1967: Rebuilt as a cruise ship.

1967: Entered European cruising service.

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© Mike Jackson

© Mike Jackson (@ Dover)

© Ted Ingham © Ted Ingham © Ted Ingham

© Ted Ingham (@ Dover)

Courtesy of Chris Howell

Courtesy of Chris Howell

1992: Major refit.

1995: Renamed IASON.

January 1st 1996: Registered to Sarah Shipping, Greece.

2000: Transferred to Panamanian flag.

© Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Piraeus, July 2000)

February 1st 2005: Sold to Olympic Short Cruises MTME, Co, Panama.

December 5th 2005: Sold to Derwent Ocean Ltd, Sa, Panama and renamed OCEAN ODYSSEY.

© Aleksi Lindström © Aleksi Lindström

© Aleksi Lindström (Piraeus, 03/06/2006)

September 2006: Cruising from India.

2008: Registered Manager; Ocean Cruises India Private Ltd.

2008: Detained in Cochin (India).

October 2009: Sold for scrapping.

July 29th 2009: Arrived Alang for scrapping.


All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Fotoflite, Chris Howell, Brian Fisher, Ted Ingham, Mike Jackson and Aleksi Lindström for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)


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