Ferries of Southern Europe report that 1967-built F. DIAMOND (ex TOR HOLLANDIA, ARIADNE, OURANOS) has arrived in Aliaga, Turkey to be scrapped together with her sister, the 1966-built BAIA SARDINA (ex TOR ANGLIA, ESPRESSO OLBIA, SARDINA NOVA) five days apart. Both ships were built with car decks, constructed by Flender Werft, Germany and both have worked for numerous lines in their long careers. The F. DIAMOND was last used as a party platform by the Fashion TV Network before spending two years in layup at Genoa prior to her final voyage last week.
MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland. Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.