Aground on a breakwater at Ostend on 4th March 1982. The passengers were disembarked by lifeboats. Five tugs could refloat her and she was repaired at Amsterdam at a cost of over £1,000,000. Back to service on 22nd April.
Arriving in Dover Harbour in 1974 the Vortigern was a unique multi purpose vessel that even included rail tracks. Built in 1969 by Swan Hunter at Wallsend she was 4,371 gr tons and would go on to achieve further greatness as the Milos Express in the Med.
"Milos Express" is approaching Sifnos Port in 1999 with the livery of Lindos Lines (Stathakis-Manousos). Then she was sold to Minoan Flying Dolphins taking the name "Express Milos" and ended her career as "Nissos Limnos" for SAOS Ferries. The famous british ferry "
"Milos Express" is leaving Piraeus (Greece) in an afternoon of 1997. The former british ferry "Vortigern" (built in 1969) travelled for many years and with a great success in the route of Western Cyclades (Piraeus-Kythnos-Serifos-Sifnos-Kimolos-Milos) with the livery of "Lin