MV Bni Nsar
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MV Bni Nsar leave Genoa harbour
|Port of registry:||Japan|
|Builder:||Kanda Shipbuilding, Kure|
|Identification:||IMO number: 7236335|
|Status:||Sold to Marlines, 1991|
|Port of registry:||Greece|
|Route:||Ancone - Patras|
|Out of service:||1999|
|Status:||Sold to Comanav, 1999|
|Port of registry:||Morocco|
|Port of registry:||Panama, Panama|
|Status:||Detained at Sète, France|
|Tonnage:||14,015 GT 2,443 DWT|
|Length:||160 m (520 ft)|
|Beam:||22.9 m (75 ft)|
|Depth:||5.4 m (18 ft)|
MV Bni Nsar, (formerly MV Akashi, MV Dame M, MV Marrakech Express) is a ferry built in 1972 in Japan. She is detained at Sète because her owner, Comanav, went bankrupt. Another ship of the same owner, MV Marrakech, is also detained at Sète.
The MV Bni Nsar was built in Japan in 1972. She was put in service under the name of MV Akashi. In 1991, she was sold to Greek owner Marlines. She was rebuilt at Perama under the name MV Dame M. When she re-entered service she was used between Ancona and Patras.
In 1996, she was operated by Comanav in Morocco and then was returned to Greece. In 1999, she was bought by Comanav and was renamed Salamis Star for service in Greece. In 2002, she was returned to Morocco operations, becoming Marrakech Express. She was operated on the Sète - Nador route.
- French Ministry for Transport. Retrieved 2013-12-12.. Equasis.
- Le Monde; À Sète, le quai de la galère; 23 May 2012