OCEAN  DREAM CHINA

imo 7211517

Registered Owner: since march 2014 Shanghai Eastime  Shipmanagement -  Shanghai - Beneficial owner: ditto - Operator: Profit Summit Deluxe Cruise - Hongkong

Original entered service: 1972 - Refits: 1988/1997 - Gross tonnage:  17.042 -  Pass. cap. based on two: 840 - All berths: 1060 - Passenger decks: 7 - Length: 163,30 m. Beam: 22,40 m. - Main propulsion : 2 diesel engines make Fiat type SGM 10 total output 13.240 kW. - 2 Controllable pitch  propellers - Service speed: 17 knots - Built at : Cantieri Navali del Tirreno & Riuniti Spa. - Italy - Yard no. 290 - Flag: Togo  (since march 2014) - Classification: None (since june 2012 Overseas Marine Certification Services).

 Passenger space ratio all berths  16.07

Febr.26-2016 -I got the following message from contributor:
Chris Airey, I.Eng. M.I.E.T.
ETO
DSV Mermaid Commander
The Ocean Dream  which had been abandoned off Laem Chebang port in Thailand turned on her side and sank last night.  There was a flurry of activity from the Thai coastguard yesterday afternoon following reports from other ships at anchor (like us) that her list was visibly increasing.
About half the ship is above water.

History/Former names:  Ship has an affected history. Ordered by Kloster Rederi A/S -Norway for Norwegian Caribbean Line in 1970 by Cantieri Navali del Tirreno & Riuniti Spa- Italy. In 1970 the shipyard encountered financial trouble and was taken over by the Italian IRI Group. IRI cancelled the contract due to expected financial losses. After protest of the owner and Norwegian Governement resulted in futher construction of the ship. In 1970 she became partially completed ready for sale. P&O bought her in 1971. After final completion she starts sailing for P&O in october 1972 as "SPIRIT of LONDON

Spirit of London-Sun Princess- Starship Majestic- Southern Cross-acquired by Festival in 1997 and renamed in Flamenco after bankruptcy of Festival. Sold at public auction to a company called Cruise Elysia for US$12.25 million. Cruise Elysia renamed her on 01-02-2004 into Elysian Flamenco renamed 01-03-2004 in New Flamenco. Another change in 2007 - Aquired by Dutch Club Cruises (Cruise ship number Five Ltd.)in nov.6-2007 name not changed - renamed 01-06-2008 in Flamenco-1- Ship operate as hotelship in New Caledonia until end 2008.

Febr.23-2009 sold by public auction to Singapore Star Shipping name not changed.Laid-up during one year. A broker confirmed the ship which had been sold to Indian breakers in 2010.In the meantime ship was sold to Chinese interests laid-up in Port Klang until august 2011.After a refit ship start operation july 2012. She begun twice-weekly sailings from Thailandís Laem Chabang, calling at Ko Samui and Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Thai company Easttime Shipping teamed with Hong Kong-based Profit Summit Deluxe Cruise to initiate the service.

Acquired in 2004 by public auction from defunct Festival Cruises as FLAMENCO by FULTON Shipping Inc. / Elysian  Cruises  both  are Ravenscroft Shipmanagement companies.
CHARTER TO SPANISH TRAVELPLAN/GLOBALIA CRUISES.
Aquired nov.6 - 2007 from FULTON Shipping Inc. by Club Cruise - The Netherlands for the sum of US$  28 milj.
CLUB CRUISE ceased operations nov. 2008 due to financial trouble. The FLAMENCO-I is under arrest in Singapore. Public auction follow soon. Sold on Febr.23-2009 by public auction to Singapore Star Shipping. They paid $US 3.4m, compared to the $US28m paid by Club Cruise on nov.2007.

Sistership:  Venus


                   


New-Flamenco as hotelship in Noumea
images by courtesy of Mr.Guus Pulkerman of Club Cruise.

 

      


Since 2009 Chinees interest New name Ocean Dream

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