Registered Owner: Mana Shipping Co. Ltd. - Cyprus - Operator: Salamis Lines - Cyprus -
|CLUB CRUISE ceased
operations nov. 2008 due to financial trouble. The van Gogh is
under arrest in Greece
Aquired on a public auction by Salamis Lines July7-2009 as van Gogh from defunct Club Cruises - The Netherlands against the sum of $7,500,000.
Entered service: 1975 - Refits: 1998-2009 - Gross tonnage: 15.402 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 506 - All berths: 550 - Passenger decks: 7 - Length: 156,27 m.- Beam: 22,05 m. - Main propulsion : 2 diesel engines make Pielstick-Wärtsilä type 18PC2V total output 13.200 kW. - 2 Controllable pitch propellers - Max. speed: 18 knots - Service speed: 15 knots - Built: Wartsila-Finland - Yard no. 1213 - Flag: Cyprus - Classification: DNV
Former names: Gruziya (1975-1995) - Odessa Sky (1995-1998) - Club I (1998-1999) - Van Gogh ( 1999-2009).
Sisterships: Belorussiya class - Belorussiya last name Delphin (still in operation)- Azerbaihzan last name Enchanted Capri (sold for scrap dec.2011)- Kazakhstan last name Sea Escape (sold for scrap oct.2011 as Adventure)-- Kareliya last name Starry Metropolis since july 2011
|Passenger Space Ratio at all berths 28|
|September 27-2004 -VAN GOGH collided with an oil tanker in the first ten minutes of her cruise. In dense fog, VAN GOGH carrying 492 passengers collided with the Greek-registered tanker SPETSES. The cruise ship has just sailed from Gibraltar for Tangiers, Morocco when it ran into the starboard side of the double-hulled tanker. VAN GOGH sustained damage to her bow and bulbous bow and returned to Gibraltar. Local officials report no injuires or pollution resulting from the crash.|
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