Nissos Chios

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Career
Name: Nissos Chios
Namesake: Island of Chios
Owner: Hellenic Seaways Maritime S.A.[1]
Port of registry: Piraeus,  Greece
Route: Piraeus–Chios–Mytilene
Ordered: 1 January 1999[1]
Builder: Elefsis Shipyards
Laid down: 21 March 2006[1]
Completed: 18 July 2007[1]
Identification: IMO number: 9215555
Call sign: SXXL
MMSI number: 240672000[2]
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Type: Ro-pax ferry
Tonnage: 8,126 GT
1,960 DWT
Length: 141 m (463 ft)[3]
Beam: 21 m (69 ft)
Depth: 7.5 m (25 ft)
Installed power: Four diesel engines, 31,680 kW (combined)
Propulsion: Two shafts; controllable pitch propellers
Capacity: 1,715 passengers
418 cars
Crew: 76

Nissos Chios is a highspeed ro/pax ferry of Hellenic Seaways, built, along with its sister ship Nissos Mykonos, at Elefsis Shipyards. It was an old wishfulness of Gerasimos Strintzis. In February 2006 the first pieces of the ship were loaded at Skararamangas and had been transported to Elefsis Shipyards and in November 15, 2006 it was launched at Elefsis Shipyards it was delivered in June 2007. It is very well construction was completed in a very short time. The name of the ship means in Greek 'Island of Chios', which is one of the islands of North Aegean.[3] It was when launched the newest Greek ship with frequent travels.

There was a 1967-built Greek passenger/car ferry with the same name. The old Nissos Chios was broken up in 2006.[4]

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It is currently to be chartered in Spain.

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