MV Star Fighter (1978)
MV Star Fighter is a freight ferry which was previously operated by TransEuropa Ferries but was laid up in April 2013 after TEF went bankrupt, she has since been sold and has been renamed the Ardenia. On the 27/09/2014 she was registered to Kosilio Shipping Co Ltd, Limassol, Cyprus and was then subsequently renamed MV Star Fighter along with her former fleet mate Larks which was renamed MV Lucky Star, she then departed Piraeus for Limassol in early November where she was laid up following her name change. She was scrapped at Alang, India, in December 2016.
Transeuropa ferry Gardenia leaving Ostend
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|Route:||2002 - 2013: Ramsgate-Ostend|
|Builder:||Schichau Unterweser AG, Germany|
|Launched:||22 December 1977|
|Out of service:||April 2013|
|Status:||Laid up in Limassol, Cyprus|
|Tonnage:||22,152 gross register tons (GRT)|
|Length:||117.85 m (386.6 ft)|
|Beam:||20.27 m (66.5 ft)|
|Draught:||5.82 m (19.1 ft)|
|Propulsion:||Two Stork Werkspoor 9TM410|
|Speed:||18.4 kn (34.1 km/h)|
The ship was launched for Townsend Thoresen as the European Enterprise in 1978. Townsend Thoresen was absorbed by P&O European Ferries in 1987 and the same year the vessel was renamed European Endeavour by the new owners. In 1996 P&O European Ferries transferred European Endeavour to P&O European Ferries Irish Sea operation. European Endeavour was sold to Transeuropa Ferries in July 2002 whilst laid up at Dunkirk and was renamed Gardenia for use on their Ostend – Ramsgate freight service. Following a refit her maiden voyage between Ostend and Ramsgate took place on 15 January 2003.
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- "Ardenia". Fleetmon.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
- "MV European Enterprise - Past and Present". Retrieved 16 Dec 2016.
- "M/F Gardenia". Retrieved 17 Jan 2009.
- "Gardenia". Retrieved 17 Jan 2009.
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