NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

06/07/2000 - Delivery of Blue Star 2


The Board of Directors of Strintzis Lines Shipping S.A. announces the delivery of Blue Star 2 from the Dutch Shipyard Van der Giessen de Noord.

Blue Star 2 is an ultra-modern RO-PAX vessel with service speed of 28 knots and capacity for 1.600 passengers and 700 cars or 100 trucks and 100 cars.

The vessel will offer to her passengers A la Carte restaurant, Self-Service restaurant, 4 Bars, Night Club Lounge, 2 cinemas, Casino, Boutique, Swimming Pool, and all the facilities for a comfortable, luxurious and fast voyage.

Blue Star 2 together with her sistership Blue Star 1 will serve daily the route between Ancona and Brindisi to Patras. The Brindisi-Patras route is covered in the record time of 9 hours and the route Ancona-Patras via Brindisi in 21hours.

Blue Star 1 is already serving the same route from June 13, 2000 with great success.

The operation of these two vessels will enhance the Market Share of Blue Star Ferries in the Adriatic routes since 7 of its vessels will connect Italian and Greek ports on a daily basis.