MV Bni Nsar

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MV Bni Nsar leave Genoa harbour.JPG
MV Bni Nsar leave Genoa harbour
Flag of Japan.svgJapan
Name: Akashi
Owner: Unknown
Port of registry: Japan
Builder: Kanda Shipbuilding, Kure
Completed: 1972
Decommissioned: 1991
Identification: IMO number: 7236335
Status: Sold to Marlines, 1991
Flag of Greece.svgGreece
Name: Dame M
Owner: Marlines
Port of registry: Greece
Route: Ancone - Patras
Builder: Perama
Acquired: 1991
Out of service: 1999
Status: Sold to Comanav, 1999
Flag of Morocco.svgMorocco
Name: Marrakech Express
Owner: Comanav
Port of registry: Morocco
Acquired: 1999
Status: Renamed BniNsar
Flag of Panama.svgPanama
Name: Bni Nsar
Owner: Comanav
Port of registry: Panama, Panama
Acquired: 1999
Status: Detained at Sète, France
General characteristics
Tonnage: 14,015 GT
2,443 DWT[1]
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 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.

In 2010, she was renamed Bni Nsar and flagged in Panama. In 21 September, she was detained with MV Biladi and MV Marrakech because Comarit et Comanav went bankrupt.[2]


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