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Cedric Hacke
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« on: January 05, 2007, 05:51:05 pm »

Hi everyone,

the Superfast X has been sold to Veloia Transportation according to Faktaomfaryg and The Ferry Site. I posted this information on the Dover Ferry Photo's forum and someone told me that SNCM had bought/chartered the vessel. Do you have any more information?

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 06:28:41 pm »

Hi CedricH,

A few months ago Attica Group, owners of Superfast Ferries, sold the "Superfast X" to Veloia Transport, owners of SNCM. The delivery to the new owners is expected at the end of January 2007.
The "Superfast X" is now deployed in the Zeebrugge-Rosyth service, a passenger/freight service between Belgium and Scotland. The "Superfast X" will be replaced by the "Blue Star 1" (IMO: 9197105), a ferry owned by Blue Star Ferries, another subsidiarie of the Greek Attica Group.
Pictures of the Superfast X: http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=319888
http://www.shipspotting.com/modules/myalbum/photo.php?lid=319890

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 07:24:06 pm »

Hi,

thanx for your information. Will the Blue Star 1 stay on the route permanently?

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2007, 11:11:42 am »

Hi CedricH,

For so far I know, yes. Blue Star 1 will stay on the Zeebrugg-Rosyth service.

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2007, 06:32:16 pm »

Hi Cedrich,
Superfast X is due to be delivered to VEOLIA/SNCM on February 12. She will be renamed Jean Nicoli.
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2007, 05:16:54 pm »

Hi Eric,

thanks verry much for your information
We'll probably see her move through the channel on AIS on her way to the Med then

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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2007, 01:03:30 am »

Many thanks ehouri ! I have desesperatly tried to find her new name for a few months. I think Jean Nicoli is a fine choice. On the one hand she will be the first ship ever to recieve this name, and on the other hand they keep the Fraissinet/CGT/CGTM/SNCM tradition to honour Corsican heroes (Napoléon, Fred Scamaroni, Pascal Paoli, Danielle Casanova...). Jean Nicoli was a great resistant who died heroically during the German occupation. I think it's a well deserved honnor.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007, 07:12:23 pm »

This afternoon the Superfast X is given the new name: Jean Nicoli.
She is still in the Antwerp dry docks.
Maybe after this renaming she will leave pretty soon.

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2007, 04:20:13 pm »

Ok, thanks

Has she allready recieved new paintwork?

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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2007, 07:58:13 pm »

I have no idea.
But i just looked on the shipplotter and i can't find her anymore, so there is a big chance she left Antwerp.

On her way to her new destination!

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2007, 08:15:22 pm »

Yes, she did receive new paintwork. She has a blue hull and blue funnel. "SCNM" is written in the same blue on both sides forward on the white superstructure.
I saw her in Antwerp Ship Repair last Sunday, Feb 11, and the painting was well underway, but not finished.
She was, unfortunately, in an impossible place to photograph behind trees and a concrete wall (right behind the "Spek en Eieren" restaurant for those who know the port).

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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2007, 09:49:29 pm »

according to AISlive 13.Feb. 10.00 p.m. Jean Nicoli is still moored in Antwerp

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2007, 02:24:17 pm »

Hi,

is she allready registered as Jean Nicoli or still as Superfast X?

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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2007, 06:31:42 pm »

she must be registered as "Jean Nicoli", because AISlive shows her with the new French callsign FNKG.

Presently (14.02./07.30 pm lt) she is still moored in Antwerp.

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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2007, 11:13:46 pm »

Hi Klaus,

You are right, on my shipplotter she is already shown as Jean Nicoli and still in Antwerp. I just looked on the Belgian site for pilotage and she is not listed, so I think she will stay in Antwerp the next days.

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