The Italian company Adria Ferries has just sealed the purchase of a sister ship of the AF MICHELA (see photo), chartered from the Vietnamese owner Vinashin Lines and currently deployed on the Ancona – Durres (Albania) maritime link.

Alberto Rossi, head of Frittelli Maritime group and of Adria Ferries, announced this week the purchase for USD 45 million of a sister ship of the AF MICHELA.

According to some ship brokers the ro-pax in question is CALIFORNIA STAR, built in 2001 by Cantiere Navale Visentini, owned by Baja Ferries and today active in Central America between the Mexican port of Topolobampo, and Pichilingue in Ecuador.