Tirrenia’s ferry Aurelia up for sale
Mauro Pili revealed Unitramp shipbrokers’s e-mail circulated on the market in order to find potential buyers
Few days after revealing the attempt to sell and charter back three modern ferries (Sharden, Bithia and Janas) with a Japanese financial partner, Mauro Pili, former president of the Sardinia region, informed the general public that Tirrenia decided to put up for sale the aged ferry Aurelia.
He also posted a copy of the email circulated on the market by the Naples-based shipbroker Unitramp in which all the technical details of the ship are reported.
Aurelia was built in 1980 at the Castellammare di Stabia shipyard today controlled by Fincantieri and is part of a series of sister ships known as “roads to Rome”. All the others (namely Nomentana, Clodia, Flaminia, Domiziana and Emilia) were either sold or scrapped by Tirrenia in the recent past.
Each ro-pax ferry has: 148 meters length, 25,4 meters beam, 2,280 passenger capacity and some 1,000 lane meters of garage. The vessel is currently chartered out to SNAV and deployed on the Ancona – Split in the Adriatic.