RODANTHI - Piraeus, Greece       Call sign - SXWM     IMO number - 7353078
Owner/manager - Ikaria Shipping Company, Greece (NEL Lines - Maritime Company of Lesvos SA), GA Ferries, Greece - manager

Location - RODANTHI was photographed while she was moored loading cars at Rodos, Greece     Photograph Date - 8 September 2003
Photographer - Wim Van Noort     Added to archive - 16 February 2005     Last updated - 16 February 2005

SHIP'S HISTORY

  Ordered - 1972
  Keel laid - 31 August 1973
  Launched - 25 December 1973
  Delivered - 15 April 1974

  Newbuild price -

  (a) Virgo - Japan (1989)
  (b) Rodanthi - Greece

  As of February 2005 Rodanthi was
still in active service

PARTICULARS

  Ship type - Passenger/Ferry/Roro cargo ship
  Gross tonnage - 13,457
  Net tonnage - 4,853
  Deadweight tonnage - 1,930
  L.O.A. - 136.58 meters ( 448' 1" )
  Bulbous bow - included in L.O.A.
  L.B.P. - 127.03 meters ( 416' 9" )
  Width overall - 22.43 meters ( 73' 7" )
  Width moulded - 22.41 meters ( 73' 6" )
  Draught - 5.860 meters ( 19' 3" )
  Depth - 7.80 meters ( 25' 7" )
  Passenger cabins - 155
  Number of berths - 456
  Bow door & ramp - 8 meters x 5 meters
  Stern doors & ramp - 8 meters x 6 meters
  Maximum vehicle height - 4.2 meters
  Total car capacity - 311

CONSTRUCTION

  Builder Naikai Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.
  Country - Setoda, Japan
  Hull number - 380
  Engine builder - Nippon Kokan K.K. - Tsurumi Works
  Country - Yokohama, Japan
  Number of engines - 2 diesel engines
  Engine type - Pielstick (model 16PC2-5V-400) 16-cylinder
  Horsepower - 18,897 hp or 13,900 kW
  Maximum RPM - unknown
  Fuel - Diesel oil & intermediate fuel oil
  Diesel oil capacity - 46.5 tonnes
  Intermediate fuel oil capacity - 219.0 tonnes
  Rate of consumption - 33.5 tonnes/day
  Fuel tank heating coils - none
  Speed - 22.0 knots
  Propeller - 2 variable pitch
  Bow thuster - 1 (hp unknown)
  Steering gear - standard rudders
  Generators - 3 x 750kW 450V 60Hz a.c.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION - This section is open for all viewers to contribute any information about this ship that is known such as former owners, managers, charterers, accidents, conversions, drydockings, cargoes, voyages, sightings or ports of call etc..


** In 1989 Shin Higashi Nippon Ferry K.K., Japan sold the Virgo to Ikaria Shipping and apparently she underwent some kind of conversion however nothing more is known about the extent of her conversion.. She re-entered service as Rodanthi


Information sources - Fairplay Internet Ship Register, Lloyds Registers & Marine News - The World Ship Society
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