Viking Line

m/f  VIKING 6

Off.no / IMO: ? / 6717148 Build: 1966 Shipyard: A/S Langesund Mekaniske Verksted, Langesund, Norway. # 55
Dwt: 711 Grt: 5.073 Nrt: 2.660
Speed: 23,5 knots   Dim: 110,80 x 18,04 x ? m. Draft: 4,820 m.
25/11 1966: Launched as A/S Langesund Mekaniske Verksted, Langesund, Norway.
18/12 1967: Delivered from Framnæs Mekaniske Verksted A/S, Framnæs, Norway to Stena AB, Goteborg, Sweden as STENA BRITANNICA.
20/12 1967: In traffic Goteborg - Frederikshavn.
April 1968: Sold to State of Alaska (Dept. of Public Works), USA. (Registered for Marine Highway System Inc, Panama). Renamed WICKERSHAM.
1968. In traffic between Alaska och Canada.
June 1974: Sold to Rederi AB Sally, Mariehamn, Finland. Renamed VIKING 6.
16/7 1974: In traffic for Viking Lines between Stockholm - Helsinki.
1974 - 1975: During winter months, rebuild with more cabins at Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg.
1980: In traffic Kapellskär - Mariehamn - Nådendal.
May 1980: In traffic Stockholm - Helsingfors.
2/6 1980: On T/C to Brittany Ferries, Morlaix, Frankrike. Renamed GOELO.
1982 05 01 - 1982 05 20: In traffic for Sally Lines between Ramsgate - Dunkerque. Renamed VIKING 6.
1982 05 24 - 1982 11 25: On T/C for North Sea Ferries B.V., Rozenburg, In traffic Rotterdam - Hull.
1982 11 28 - 1982 12 12: On T/C to Juelsminde-Kalundborg Linien, Juelsminde, Denmark. In traffic Juelsminde - Kalundborg.
Dec.1982: Sold to Takis Solomonidis (Sol Lines), Limassol, Cyprus.
22/12 1982: Renamed SOL OLYMPIA. Registered for Arena Shipping Co, Ltd, (Sol Lines), Limassol, Cyprus.
1/4 1983: In traffic between Haifa - Limassol - Rodos - Pireus.
21/1 1985: Renamed SUN EXPRESS.
5/3 1985: On T/C to Rederi AB Sally U.K.
1/4 1985: In traffic Ramsgate - Dunkerque.
June 1985: Renamed VIKING 6.
26/4 1986: Laid up in Dunkerque, France.
July 1986: On T/C to Ferry Lines, Italy.
Nov. 1986: Sold to Navigazione Arcipelago Maddalenino Spa, Napoli, Italy. Renamed MOBY DREAM.
1994: Transferred to Sardegna Lines, renamed SARDEGNA BELLA. In traffic Livorno - Olbia.
1998: Laid up in Livorno, Italy after engine failure.
4/7 2001: Sold to Turkish breakers.
Sept. 2001: Arrived Bereket Ithalat Ihracat Ltd, Aliaga, Turkey in tow, to be broken up.