Name:
  • Disko (1968–2000)
  • Shearwater (2000–2001)
  • Brand Polaris (2001–2003)
  • Viking Polaris (2003–2005)
  • Polaris (since 2005)
Owner:
  • 1968–1987: Northsea S
  • 1987–1993: Carrier Vesterhavet IS & A / N Petersen A / S
  • 1993–1996: Royal Arctic Line A / S
  • 1996–1997: KNI-Service A / S
  • 1997–2000: Greenland Tourism
  • 2000–2001: Scandinavian Cruise Line
  • 2001–2001: Viking Polaris
  • 2000–2001: Gallion Shipping
  • 2001–2004: Viking Polaris
  • 2004–2004: Silvero Shipping
  • 2005–2013: Murmansk Shipping[1]
  • 2013 onwards: Russia Government Sakhalin Region
Operator:
  • 1968–1993: The Royal Greenland Trading Department
  • 1993–1996: Royal Arctic Line
  • 1993–1996: KNI-Service
  • 1996–2000: Greenland Tourism
  • 2000–2000: Dala Rederi
  • 2000–2001: Betz eft.
  • 2001–2003: Viking Polaris
  • 2003–2003: Sophlex Ship Management
  • 2003–2004: Swedish Adventure Cruises
  • 2004–2004: J. Gran & Co. A/S Shipbrokers
  • 2004–2004: NB Maritime Management Cyprus
  • 2005–2013: Murmansk Shipping[2]
  • 2013 onwards: Sakhalin-Kurily JSC
Port of registry:
Ordered: Northsea S
Builder: Svendborg Skibsværft
Yard number: 122
Completed: 16 April 1968[5]
Identification:
Status: Laid-up
General characteristics
Type: Cruise ship[6]
Tonnage:
Displacement: 2,178 tons[9]
Length: 70.56 m (231.5 ft)[10]
Beam: 13.54 m (44.4 ft)[11]
Draught: 4.4 m (14 ft)[12]
Depth: 8.0 m
Decks: 5
Propulsion: 1968–2000, two 9-cylindrede MAN diesel engine after 2000, 1 Scania DSI 14 61 M4OD diesel engine
Speed: in 1968–2000 13.0 knots (24.1 km/h) after 2000, 11.3 knots (20.9 km/h)
Capacity: in 1968–2000 201 passengers, after 2000 80 passengers
Crew: 36

MS Polaris is a Russian-owned, Danish-built passenger ship currently in service with the Murmansk Shipping Company and based in Murmansk. It was built in 1968, and until 2000, it served as a ferry between cities in Greenland, mainly passenger transfers along the Greenland coastline before transferring to the Bahamas, then Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, presumably as a tourist ship. Finally, it moved to Russia where it is based today.

It holds 80 passengers and is equipped with a lounge with bar, as well as a library, covered deck, outside deck and a gift shop. It was renovated at Tallinn, Estonia in 2005 and now offers cruises in the Barents Sea and transfers from Murmansk to St. Petersburg, Archangelsk, the Solovets Islands and is also the only ship that stops at Vaygach Island.

It was surveyed in Murmansk on 27 February 2010 and found to be in good condition.

References

  1. ^ DNV(in English)
  2. ^ DNV(in English)
  3. ^ MS Disko (1968)(in Swedish)
  4. ^ DNV
  5. ^ DNV
  6. ^ Equasis
  7. ^ DNV
  8. ^ RMRS
  9. ^ RMRS
  10. ^ RMRS
  11. ^ RMRS
  12. ^ RMRS

External links

  • Det Norske Veritas
  • Russian Maritime Register
  • Great Canadian Travel Company
  • MS Polaris