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VIKING VISCOUNT

VIKING VISCOUNT

[u]VIKING VISCOUNT: IMO 7358327[/u]
Built by Aalborg Vaerft , Aalborg, Denmark (Yard # 208) as VIKING VISCOUNT
GRT :3687 / DWT : 1616
Machinery: 3 Screws driven by 2x Werkspoor 8TM410 - 8 cylinder diesel engines and 1x Werkspoor 9TM410 - 9 cylinder diesel engine
Speed : 21 knots.

[u]History[/u]
• 1975: 7 November : VIKING VISCOUNT launched.
• 1976: 1 May : Delivered to Thoresen Car Ferries, Southampton.
• 1976: 18 May : Started on Felixstowe/Zeebrugge sailings.
• 1986: 7 May : Transferred to Portsmouth/Cherbourg sailings
• 1987: 21 October : Registered for P. & O. European Ferries (Portsmouth) Limited.
• 1989: Renamed PRIDE OF WINCHESTER.
• 1989: 25 September : Transferred to Dover/Calais on relief cover.
• 1991: March : Sold to Howill Shipping, London. Bareboat chartered back to P. & O.
• 1992: 30 August : Grounded in Portsmouth Harbour.
• 1994: July : Laid up at Southampton.
• 1994: Sold to Lasithiotiki Anonymi Naftiliaki Eteria (L. A. N. E.), Greece. Renamed VITSENTZOS KORNAROS.
• 2015: 25 March : Ran aground on a breakwater while entering Fry Kasos port, Kasos island, Dodecanese, east of Crete, Aegean sea, with 227 passengers on board. Grounding was caused by a strong wind. The weather is hampering refloating operation, passengers and crew remain on board, no risk, no water ingress or fuel leak reported. Helicopter delivered a vessel surveyor and two divers to the vessel to survey hull condition.
• 2016: 3 January : Collided with pier or breakwater in the afternoon Jan 3, while leaving Kissamos port, Crete, Greece, with 16 passengers and cars on board. Vessel suffered damage above the waterline, sailing was cancelled, vessel detained for repairs.
• 2017: 2 January : Suffered failure of one of main engines shortly after leaving Rhodes, Rhodes Island, Greece and had to return to Rhodes. Voyage was cancelled, passengers had to board other ferries.
• [b]2020: Broken up at Aliaga

VIKING VISCOUNT photographed at Felixstowe on the 13 April 1982[/b]

[I]Ship Details : Miramar - May 2020 / Marine News [/I]
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