Historic Paşabahçe Ferry will be pulled to Haliç in December

historic pasabahce steamer
historic pasabahce steamer

Historic Paşabahçe Ferry will be pulled to Haliç in December; While waiting for the day to be a razor blade on the coast of Beykoz, the historical Paşabahçe Ferry, which was transferred back to the City Lines with the initiative of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, will be taken to Haliç Shipyard in December and the maintenance and repair process will be started. The ship will be restored to sea transport after the restoration is completed.

Paşabahçe Passenger Ferry, one of the symbol ships of the historical Şehir Hatları AŞ, which was given to the Beykoz Municipality by 10 years ago by the previous Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) administration, was left to decay by the seaside. The steamer, which was used as a wedding solon for a short time, was then asked to be built as a museum. It even came up with a dip in the Bosphorus and a route for underwater life and diving enthusiasts. However, none of the projects took place, and the aesthetic wonder ship, 10 was left to rot on the shore of Beykoz throughout the year.

The 67-year-old steamer, which was put out to tender for dismantling last month, was saved from being a razor with the initiatives of IMM. Upon the request of the IMM to return the ship to the Bosphorus, the tender was canceled first. Beykoz Municipal Assembly, unanimously decided last week, "Paşabahçe, as a passenger ferry and 2 float within the year provided that the condition of the allocation of İBB Affiliate City Lines Inc." was approved.

The ship, which has witnessed the most important historical events of Istanbul, will meet the Bosphorus and its passengers once their maintenance and repairs have been completed by IMM. İBB experts who examined the ship, which was neglected; the outer metal of the steamer was corroded by oxygen and sea water, the hair component had to be completely renewed, it was not in a condition to make expeditions and required heavy maintenance costs.


Mr. Sinem Dedetaş, General Manager of Şehir Lines Inc., stated that they started an initiative to re-add Paşabahçe Steamboat to their fleets by the orders of İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu:

“Firstly, survey report (general situation) of Istanbul Harbor Authority will be taken. After completing the necessary technical investigations on the safe withdrawal of the ship, we will ensure that it will be towed to Haliç Shipyard in December. The condition of the steamer is important. We are talking about a ferry that has been abandoned to its fate for about 10 years. Controls and inspections will be made about the navigability at sea. Pool maintenance will be done at the shipyard. There are parts to be completely renewed, such as the hull and the machine. We'il see what's left of him. The economic feasibility of the ship will be extracted for renovation and modernization. Planned maintenance will be done. The symbol ferry of the City Lines, Paşabahçe, will begin to serve Istanbul residents once all these works have been completed. ”


The 67-year-old Paşabahçe Steamboat, which launched a campaign for the survival of Istanbulites, was not only the en fastest ”and“ memory ın of the Bosphorus, but also the pearl of the Bosphorus with its delicate design.

The historic ferry, 1952, built as a battleship in Taranto, Italy, in 2. on demand from World War II ended, Turkey city lines on a night in Italy was converted into the form. With its powerful engine and robust boat structure, the ship arriving from Italy to Istanbul on 2,5 day is able to speed up 18 miles per hour.

The steamer with 73,71 meter paint, 13,17 meter width and 3,27 meter depth served the city's gentlemen and ladies on both sides of the Bosphorus. During the year, 58 served as a passenger in the waters of Istanbul along the Adalar and Yalova routes.

Paşabahçe Passenger Ferry, which was donated to the Beykoz Municipality by the İBB administration in 2010, was requested to be built as a museum. However, restoration and maintenance could not be done because there were not enough resources and sponsors. For many years, Beykoz was anchored on the beach in front of the Municipality was left idle.

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