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Building contract
Start of Production
10/3/1975 Keel laid
4/11/1975 Launch and baptized by its godmother, Mrs. Giscard d’Estaing wife of the President of the Republic
6/1976 Delivered to SNCM, Marseille, France
21/6/1976 Maiden voyage from Marseille to Ajaccio
21/6/1976 Marseille / Toulon – Corsica routes and Marseille / Toulon – Maghreb routes
10/9/1977 Collision with Algerian cargo ship Tenes at Marseille
winter 1988/89 Refurbished
1996 Marseille / Toulon – Maghreb routes
autumn 2001 Laid up at La Ciotat, France
6/5/2002 Sold to Comarit, Morocco. New name Berkane, Morocco flag.
6/2002 Nador – Almeria route
29/4-25/6/2004 A duck tail (stabilizers aft) is installed at Blohm + Voss shipyards in Hamburg and the
ship is refurbished.
6/2008 Sete – Nador route
6/2009 Drydocking
2010 Refurbished
24/6-30/9/2010 Genova – Tanger route
9/2010 Main engine problems
1-6/3/2011 Voyage Tanger – Benghazi – Tripoli – Tanger
spring2011 Almeria – Nador route
6/2011 Séte – tanger route.
1/2012 Laid up at Almeria after Comarit went bankrupt.
Take over by Almeria Port Authority
12/12/2014 Sold to Bereket Gemi Sokum Ithalat Ihracat Ticaret LTD, Turkey for 1,8 m€