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MV Tidero Star – Past and Present

MV Aegean Glory

Ex Tolosa, Vilja, Tidero Star, Anzere.

© Simonwp

Anzere – © Simonwp (Immingham, 07/04/1982)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1978 by A. Vuyk & Zonen’s Scheepswerven B.V., Capelle a/d Ijssel, Holland (Yard No 881) as a RoRo Cargo vessel

Technical Data

  • Length: 152.33 m (overall) 125.02 m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 19.51m
    Depth: 13.59 m
    Draught: 6.214 m
    Tonnage: 3894 gross/1853 net/5482t deadweight
    Engines: 2 Oil 4SA 8 – cylinder Sulzer 8ZI 40/48 diesels
    Power: 7650 kW/10400 bHP
    Speed: 17 knots
    Capacity: 12 passengers/B: 14.797/TEU: 356/Lane Meters: 1394
    Call Sign:
    HBDA, CQUH, J8B3747
    IMO Number: 7712121
  • Official Number: 098
    Port of Registry:
    Basle/Switzerland, Oslo/Norway, Funchal/Portugal, Oslo/Norway, Kingstown/St Vincent & Grenadines


December 12th 1977: Launched.

May 1978: Delivered to Transoceanique Suisse S.A. Cie de Nav., Basel. Switzerland at a cost of $13,715,658

1978: Chartered to Nautilus Line for services between South of France and Nigeria.

© Cees De Bijl  © Cees De Bijl

Anzere – © Cees De Bijl (Nieuw Waterway 1978)

April 1982 – August 1982: Chartered to P&O Ferrymasters for services between Middlesbrough – Gothenburg and Helsinki.

1985: Registered to Keller Shipping Ltd, Basle, Switzerland.

1991: Sold to A/S Tiderø, Oslo, Norway and renamed TIDERO STAR.

1991: Chartered to Fred. Olsen Line, Oslo for services between Norway – Immingham – Zeebrugge – Rotterdam – Hamburg.

© Simonwp

Tidero Star – © Simonwp (Europoort, 01/05/1991)

© Simonwp

Tidero Star – © Simonwp (Immingham, 22/11/1991)

1991: Chartered to Ariure Line.

1994: Chartered to Fred. Olsen Line, Oslo for services between Norway – Immingham – Zeebrugge – Rotterdam – Hamburg.

© Pieter Inpyn  © Pieter Inpyn

Tidero Star –  © Pieter Inpyn (Rotterdam, 01/08/1995)

January 8th 1996 – January 18th 1996: Chartered to North Sea Ferries, Rozenburg for services between Rotterdam – Hull.

January 1996 – December 1996: Chartered to Pandoro, Fleetwood for services between Liverpool – Dublin.

© Robbie Cox

Tidero Star – © Robbie Cox (Dublin, 01/04/1996)

January 1997: Chartered to North Sea Ferries, Rozenburg for services between Rotterdam – Hull.

January 1997: Chartered to P&O Ferrymasters for services between Middlesbrough – Gothenburg – Helsinki.

August 12th 1997: Chartered to P&O North Sea Ferries, Rozenburg for services Rotterdam – Teesport.

© Simonwp

Tidero Star – © Simonwp (Cuxhaven, 01/07/1998)

© Simonwp

Tidero Star – © Simonwp (Europoort, 01/06/1999)

November 1999: P&O North Sea Ferries services between Zeebrugge – Hull.

October 2nd 2000: Chartered to Armement Maritime Cotier, Toulon, France for services between Toulon – Livorno.

January 2001: Services Valencia – Livorno.

January 2002: Renamed VILJA.

January 29th 2002 – September 26th 2003: Chartered to Ferryways, Ostend, Belgium.

January 29th 2002: Services between Ostend – Killingholme.

Vilja – © Dieter Pots (Ostend, 20/09/2003)

October 1st 2003: Chartered to Bornholmstrafikken, Ronne, Denmark for services between Ronne – Koge.

2003: Taken over by Nordea, Norway owing to financial problems of her owner.

January 2004: Detained in Ronne.

January 2004: Management Stena RoRo, Gothenburg.

January 16th 2004: Final day in service on the Ronne – Koge route.

October 19th 2004: Chartered to LD Lines, France and renamed TOLOSA. Services between France and West Africa.

2005: Detained in Bayonne, France.

© Frits Olinga

Tolosa – © Frits Olinga (Eemshaven, 21/05/2005)

September 2nd 2005: Sold to  Lecco Maritime Co, Panama.

July 14th 2006: Chartered to Crowley Maritime.

April 2007: Chartered to DFDS Lisco.

© Simonwp

Tolosa – – © Simonwp (Kiel, 01/05/2007)

May 2nd 2007: Services Kiel – St Petersburg.

October 2007: Sold to  Aegean Cargo, Kingstown, St Vincent & Grenadines.

November 2007: Renamed AEGEAN GLORY.

November 6th 2007: Arrived in Kiel to operate a single journey for DFDS Lisco.

November 7th 2007: Left Kiel mot Keratsini, Greeced.

December 2007: Services Piraeus – Limassol – Haifa.

Aegean Glory – © Aleksi Lindström (Piraeus, 04/06/2008)

2008: Detained in Alexandria.

© Manuel Hernández Lafuente  © Manuel Hernández Lafuente

Aegean Glory – © Manuel Hernández Lafuente (Valencia, 05/06/2009)

2011: Detained in Izmir.

November 7th 2011: Laid up in Salamis.

June 2012: Sold to Turkish breakers.

June 10th 2012: Towed from Salamis to Aliaga.

June 11th 2012: Arrived at Aliaga to be beached and scrapped by Hisar Gerri Sokum AS.

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: Cees De Bijl, Robbie Cox, Manuel Hernández Lafuente, Pieter Inpyn, Aleksi Lindström, Frits Olinga, Dieter Pots, Simonwp and Andreas Wörteler for their assistance in producing this feature.

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



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