Bluferries, the Italian shipping company controlled by Rete Ferroviaria Italiana and active on the two sides of the Strait of Messina, received this week the new ferry TRINACRIA (ex OKEANOS I). She has been acquired from Ocean Freedom Shipping Company and built in Greece by Perama-based Megatechnica shipyard.

As from next December this new vessel will enter into service between the ports of Messina and Villa San Giovanni.

Some particulars: 400 passengers, 150 cars or 23 trucks. Overall length 104m. Price €14.5 million.

TRINACRIA will be followed in 2020 by a sister ship due to be built by the same shipyard in Greece. Blueferries officially revealed to have exercised the option for a second vessel at the same price.

Ferrando & Massone of Genoa acted as broker of the deal.