MS European Gateway
Penelope in 2009
|Port of registry:||Piraeus, Greece|
|Builder:||Schichau-Unterweser, Bremerhaven, Germany|
|Identification:||IMO number: 7400261|
|Beam:||20.27 m (66 ft 6 in)|
|Draft:||5.81 m (19 ft 1 in)|
|Propulsion:||2 * Stork Werkspoor 9TM410RR|
|Speed:||18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)|
MS European Gateway is a roll-on roll-off (RORO) car and passenger ferry built in 1975, originally owned and operated by Townsend Thoresen. On 19 December 1982, she capsized following a collision with Speedlink Vanguard off Harwich, settling on a sandbank. She was subsequently refloated and repaired and served the Greek Islands as Penelope, until 2013 when she was scrapped at the Port of Piraeus.
The European Gateway has three sister ships:
- European Enterprise - Currently serving as Gardenia
- European Trader - Currently serving as Lina Trader
- European Clearway - Currently serving as Via Mare
- MS Herald of Free Enterprise - Another ferry owned by Townsend Thoresen which sank.
- Harwich Lifeboat Station for description of The European Gateway Disaster.
- "The Ferry Site - 7400261". Retrieved 22 September 2011.
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