Α Βrand New Cruiser for Holy Mount Athos!19 September 2013
The new, state-of-the-art, cruiser “Panayia” (Our Most Holy Lady) belonging to Athonite Lines essentially opens a new portal of entry on the northern side of the Holy Mountain, since its great stability allows it to keep to its timetable even in strong winds.
The sea in the Strymonic Gulf is often choppy, but this no longer represents an obstacle and pilgrims bound for the Monasteries of Hilandar, Vatopaidi, Pantokrator, Iviron and the Great Lavra (Morfoniou) will, from now on, be able to save considerable time on their journey.
The newly-constructed cruiser PANAYIA is a vessel which meets all the requirements of Greek and European legislation.
Specification of the PANAYIA
TYPE OF VESSEL PASSENGER FERRY
REGISTRATION IERISSOS 156
OVERALL CAPACITY 24.67 REGISTER TONS
NET CAPACITY 15.94 REGISTER TONS
LENGTH 23.90 METRES
WIDTH 6.08 METRES
DEPTH 2.10 METRES
WINTER LOAD 93 PASSENGERS
SUMMER LOAD 130 PASSENGERS
ENGINES CATERPILLAR (2 x 1345)
SPEED 20 MILES PER HOUR