Arkoumanis sets new (Wind) Ambition with old vessel
The Greek shipowning family purchased a 44-year old Scandinavian ferry laying as a floating hotel for deployment in the Mediterranean
The Greek shipowning family Arkoumanis has purchased - through a subsidiary company - a 44-year old Scandinavian ferry laying as a floating hotel for next deployment in the Mediterranean, according to what Shippax reported.
Now renamed Prince, the former Wind Ambition, originally Sessan Linjen’s Prinsessan Birgitta, she was bought by Ioannis Arkoumanis from C-Bed at Odense, Denmark, and left for Greece on 18 April to come under the management of A-Ships Management S.A., a new company controlled by the Arkoumanis family.
The previous management company of the Greek Group, European Seaways Inc., will still exist altough just as a brand for the Greece-Italy trade, no longer making shipmanagement.
The owner’s intention is to replace with the 1974-built ro-pax the 1979-built Galaxy - bought by Arkoumanis in 2016 and now also going under the management of the same in-house company - along the trade between Greece and Italy (Igoumenitsa, Corfu and Brindisi) from July to September.
The Prince, serving as an offshore accommodation vessel since 2010, will undergo a major upgrade prior to her introduction in the Adriatic and fly the Cyprus flag. Work will include an upgrade of her vehicle deck and ramps, and the ship will also be adapted to SOLAS as a two-compartment vessel carrying some 1,000 passengers.
By its side the Galaxy will be chartered probably to AML Africa Morocco Link for 4 months.