Columbus reached Port Said
On Feb 25 at 4 a.m. the 'Columbus' anchored off Port Said on its way to Alang, waiting for the transit of the Suez Canal. Marios Iliopoulos had bought the vessel at a UK auction last October, paying a $5.3m for the ship. VesselsValue estimates it has a scrap value of $13.5m. The asking price was said be $14m at the beginning of February. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak, the ship was worth an estimated $95m. Iliopoulos had tried to flip the ship for further trading shortly after buying it, but found no interest from potential buyers.
Cruise ship enroute to Alang breakers
The 'Columbus' left Eleusis on Feb 22, 2021, at 1.30 p.m. enroute to breakers in Alang. On Feb 25 the ship was expected in Port Said for a bunker stop.
Preparations for last voyage
the 'Columbus' is actually being prepared for her voyage to Aliaga. Her last inspection revealed a whole range of defects and corrosion issues typical of a 33 year old ship.Upload News