MV Ocean Odyssey
Ex Iason, Jason, Eros
© 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.
- 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.
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.
© Mike Jackson (@ Dover)
© Ted Ingham (@ Dover)
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 (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 (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.
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