The situation with ANEK does remind me of the Greek predicament: As a result of your own mistakes and inaction, you have ended up at the mercy of others for your survival as a country. So to answer your question, yes, normally ANEK would fight tooth and nail for their Cretan stronghold. But it's too late, the door has been left open long time ago on one hand, and on the other the banks are calling the shots.
The above sales are still on speculation level, remains to be seen what will exactly happen and whether the Elyros will be a part of this process. Or whether there will be a sale at all. But that was exactly the point of my earlier commentary: both for Attica and ANEK a possible sale of one or more assets between them, does not change their strategic position or their future outlook. The bigger picture remains the same, in my mind at least.
Elyros is the last to be considered, for the time being, as a vessel to be sold from Anek Lines, and this is due to more than one reason.
The only scenario that is undergoing currently is the two Fossen vessels of Anek Lines to be sold to Attica. Personally, though, I know about only one, not both.
Anek Lines has survived all these years, and this will happen even now, that the things seem to be discouraging for the company.
Nikos thanks as ever for your weekly updates
The ANEK/Attica news is both encouraging and sad - at least it solidifies Attica's proposition but the loss of a historic and famous company like ANEK would be very sad. If they sold the Elyros that would give Attica both current Chania ships - surely ANEK wouldn't surrender their presence on that line like though?