POLAR STAR

imo  6905745

Jan. 2011 In Casualty Or Repairing changed owner on August 2013 to Nova Scotia Ltd. - Halifax -Canada. Polar Star, remains tied up in Las Palmas Spain until authorities can reach an agreement on its future,
May 18-20112 Polar Star Expeditions, has ceased operations after its sole ship, Polar Star, grounded in Alaska. The Halifax-based company said it and parent Karlsen Shipping Co. went into receivership on Tuesday. The future of the ship, which has been undergoing repairs in Spain, is uncertain. Polar Star Expeditions has been a long-time operator in Antarctica, the Canadian Arctic and North pole.
Febr. -1 2011 After sustaining a minor breach to its outer hull by grounding on a rock near Antarctica’s Detaille Island, the double-bottom Polar Star was cleared to sail and is making its way northward. There are no reports of injury to any of the 80 passengers and 35 crew aboard the ship following Monday’s incident. After assessments, Polar Star, operated by Halifax-based Polar Star Expeditions, received permission from its Barbados flag state and classification society Det Norske Veritas to depart its location near Detaille Island

Registered Owner: Karlsen Shipping Comp. Norway -  Canada - Operator Polar Star Expeditions - Canada.

Entered service: 1969 - Converted to cruiseship: 2000 - Gross tonnage: 4.998 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 96 - All berths: 105 - Passenger decks: 5 - Length: 86,50 m.-  Beam: 21,21 m. - Drive: diesel/electric 4 diesel engines make Sulzer total output 8.164 kW. - Service speed: 11,5 knots - Max. speed: 15 knots - Built: Wartsila Oy - Finland - Yard no: 389 - Classification:DNV - Flag: Barbados

Former name:  Original built as Swedish Icebreaker Njord converted into an expedition cruiseship in 2000.

                     Passenger space ratio at all berths 52.06

                                 

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