M/F Merdif

Building year1969
Building yardVerolme Cork Dockyard, Ireland (#800)
OwnerMarco Shipping
Length118,32 m
Breadth17,84 m
Draft4,44 m
GT4.849 / 7.311
Machinery4 * MAN V9V 30/45
Speed21 kn.
Number of passengers1.371
Number of beds278 / 434
Number of cars249
Port of registry?
FlagU.A.E. (Dubai)
Former namesMerdif (2001-2004) - Naif Marine Services
Ionian Sun (2000-2001) - Blue Star Ferries
Ionian Sun (1991-2000) - Strintzis Lines
Ionian Sun (1990-1991) - Swansea Cork Ferries
Ionian Sun (1986-1990) - Strintzis Lines
Innisfallen (1980-1986) - B&I Line
Leinster (1969-1980) - B&I Line
Former ownersStrintzis Lines Shipping S.A. (1986-2001)
B&I Line (1969-1986)
Sister shipsDerin Deniz, Scutari IV, Split 1700, Tian Kun, Tian Peng
NotesSold in 2004, to scrapping in India.
    M/F Ionian Sun

    Photo: Blue Star Ferries