ENVC sells ro-pax

Greece's Thesarco Shipping has reportedly won the race to buy a long-delayed ro-pax built by Portuguese yard Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo (ENVC).


It is paying EUR 13m ($17.7m) for the 6,820-gt passenger and freight ro-ro called Atlantida.

Thesarco beat Mystic Cruises, owned by Portuguese group Douro Azul, which had offered EUR 8m, plus a Dutch consortium comprising MD Roelofs Beheer and Chevalier Floatels, which had offered EUR 4 million, Portugal's business daily Diario Economico said, citing a source from the defence ministry.

The ship had previously been built for the Venezuelan government. It was first ordered in 2006.

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