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Tuesday 25 July, 2006

Blue Star Maritime

4 years on Dodecanese Route

Blue Star Maritime S.A.
25 July 2006






                  FOUR YEARS ANNIVERSARY FOR BLUE STAR FERRIES
                            ON THE DODECANESE ROUTE


Blue Star Ferries is pleased to announce the completion of four years of
continuous and successful presence with its fast, modern car-passenger ferry on
the Dodecanese route.


The deployment of the Blue Star vessel introduced high quality services,
contributed to the growth of the route in terms of traffic as well as inbound
tourism at highly competitive times for the tourism and leisure industries and
has continued to do so throughout its four-year presence on the route.


Blue Star Ferries commenced its service on the Piraeus-Dodecanese route on 22nd
July, 2002, inaugurating a new era of sea travel to the Dodecanese by
substantially reducing the journey time required and upgrading the quality of on
board services offered.


In its four years on the route, Blue Star has charted a most successful course
carrying over 1,582 sailings, 1,726,098 passengers, 298,636 private vehicles and
114,761 freight units, earning the reputation of the most popular vessel on the
route.


Following the acquisition of car-passenger ferry Diagoras which will soon be
deployed on the Dodecanese route, Blue Star Ferries will double the choice of
quality, comfort, reliability and speed on offer for daily travel to the
Dodecanese.


Blue Star Ferries wishes to thank passengers and professional hauliers for
making it their carrier of choice and will continue to offer its services for
high-quality travel to the Dodecanese.




                             Voula, 24th July, 2006




For more information please contact:
Mr. Dionissis Theodoratos
BLUE STAR MARITIME S.A.
Tel.: +30 210 891 9820
Fax: +30 210 891 9829
e-mail: [email protected]bluestarferries.com




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