NEW IMPERIAL STAR
Ex. Royale Star rename sept. 2013 in NEW IMPERIAL STAR
Registered owner: Arising International Holdings - Hongkong - China - Manager: Skywill Management Ltd. - HK
Entered service: 1980 - Refits: 2000/2007/2014 - Gross tonnage: 12.586 - Pass. cap. lower beds:333 - All berths: 420 - Passenger decks: 6 - Length: 134,50 m.- Beam: 21,40 m. - Drive: 4 diesel engines make Sulzer type 6LZ 40/48 total output 12.960 kW. - Propulsion:2 Controllable pitch propellers - Max.speed: 18 knots - Service speed: 16 knots - Built: Szczesin Stocznia - Poland - Yard No: B492/01 - Classification: RINA - Flag: Republic of Palau (since 01/09/2014)
Former names: Dmitri Shostakovich (2000)- Paloma - Paloma -I (2007)- Royale Star (until sept.2013) - New Imperial Star (until present
Sister ships: Dmitriy Shostakovich Class consist of 7 ships: Mikhail Sholokov* (now Ugo Foscolo sold 11/2008 renamed “Fos 1” – scrapped June 2011) - Dmitri Shostakovich (now New Imperial Star) - Lev Tolstoy (now Ocean Life scrapped Aliaga August 2014)- Konstantin Simonov (now renamed jan.2014 as Ocean Endeavour before Kristina Katarina ) - Georg Ots* (Laid-up since Jan. 10-2013 scrapped 2013) - Mikail Suslov* ( now Ocean Jewel of St. Petersburg scrapped 2013) * Not operated as Cruiseship not mentioned on this site
|Passenger space ratio all berths: 29.96|
|April 2016 - The galley smells like decay. Flies circle dirty pots and pans, and the temperature on board is sweltering. While the bustle of Hong Kong continues outside, a crew of 46 men and women have been stuck for six months on a cruise ship anchored in the eastern harbor, near Kai Tak Cruise Terminal.The NEW IMPERIAL STAR was used as a casino ship, shuttling a mostly Chinese clientele from eastern Hong Kong into international waters where gambling is legal. For two years, it picked up passengers from the Kowloon’s bustling Tsim Sha Tsui terminal, sailed at dusk out of the city’s territorial waters and returned to Hong Kong in the morning. But on Oct. 6 2015, the ship was detained by Hong Kong’s Marine Department for failing inspections that the crew says could have been easily passed, had they been given money for maintenance. The ship has not moved ever since and the crew have been stuck on board, within sight of land but unwilling to leave. The crew is mostly of Chinese, Burmese and Ukrainian nationality, and many of their employment contracts expired months ago.|
|Has been sold on
aug.30-2016 by the High Court of Hongkong. For an amount of USD 1.464
Miljon and USD 4.922,75 for bunkers have been paid directly into court.
not disclosed probably a scrap yard.
“New Imperial Star” has arrived at scrap yard Alang on 22 October 2016 under name “New”.
PALOMA and PALOMA-I
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