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ATHENA
Another shot of M/V ATHENA last Monday.

Date - May 7th 2007

IMO number - 5383304
Call Sign - CQRV
Port of Registry - Madeira
Flag - Portugal
Builder - Gotaverken Arendal SB - Gothenburg (SWE)
Built year - 1948 [refited in 1989, 2004]
Gross tonnage - 16144 t
Net Tonnage - 5931 t
Deadweight - 2020 t
Length over all - 160.07 m
Beam - 21 m
Depth -
Draft - 7.6 m
Passenger capacity - 550 [max 641]
Crew - 260
Cabins - 276
Passenger Decks - 8
Pools - 1
Entertainment - Casino, Cinema, Library, Show Lunge, 3 Restaurants, Fitness Centre, Sauna
Engine - 2 x Wartsila - 16V32
Power - 11000 kW
Seped - 19 knots
Owner - Classic International Cruises
Manager - Arcalia Shipping
Former names - Swedish American Line "STOCKHOLM (4)" [1948-1960], VEB Deutsche Seereederei "VÖLKERFREUNDSHAFT" [1960-1985], Neptunus Rex Enterprises "VOLKER" [1985-1986], Neptunes Rex Enterprises "FRIDTJOF NANSEN" [1986-1989], Star Lauro "SURRIENTO" [1989-1993], Star Lauro "ITALIA I" [1993-1994], Nina Cia. di Navigazione "ITALIA PRIMA" [1994- ], chartered to Neckermann Seereisen "ITALIA PRIMA" [1995-1998], chartered to Air Maritim Seereisen "VALTUR PRIMA" [1998-2001], chartered to Festival Cruises "CARIBE" [2001-2005], chartered to Classic International Cruises "ATHENA" [2005- (*)]
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(*) she was chartered to CIC for a 10 year period.

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Interesting stern, I guess there was a good reason because it ain't to look pretty! :D
 

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Think this is the one that sank the Andrea Doria off New York in July 1956?
 

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The lump on the stern is to enable her to comply with the current stability regulations. She is the oldest conventional cruise ship in the world. Most or the classic liners would need severe modifications if they were around today. Athena has been moved to try her luck in the Portuguese local market after a dramatic drop in bookings for her in the booming UK market. There is talk however, that Lord Sterling may charter her for his newly bought UK Swan Hellenic brand.

Fred

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