SEA  ADVENTURER

Renamed oct.2012 from Clipper Adventurer to Sea Adventurer- july 2017 to Ocean Adventurer

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Registered Owner:  Adventurer Owner Ltd.  - USA Beneficial Owner: Sunstone Ships Inc. - USA - Operator: Quark Expeditions

History:
Clipper Cruise Line - USA:   Founded in 1982 as a subsidiary of INTRAV, the deluxe-tour operator. In September 1999, Clipper and its parent company, INTRAV, were purchased by Swiss-based Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd.  Clipper remains a separate business unit.
Jan. 17-2006 INTRAV officially joined UK-based First Choice Holidays today following the completion of the previously announced purchase of the St. Louis-based deluxe-tour and small-ship cruise operator from Kuoni Travel Holding Ltd.
2006 -The  INTRAV and Clipper Cruise Line trips remain as scheduled. The company will operate under the Grand Expeditions group, based in Boca Raton, Fla., and recently purchased by First Choice.
May 8 - 2007  First Choice Expeditions, parent company of INTRAV, sold Clipper Odyssey and Clipper Adventurer to Danish Clipper Shipping Group. Cruise ships of Clipper Group are managed by International Shipping Partners.

Clipper Adventurer has been chartered back to its previous owner, First Choice Expeditions, until next  spring and will operate its previously scheduled departures for INTRAV. During Summer 2008, Clipper Adventurer has been chartered by UK tour operator Noble Caledonia and Albatros Travel of Denmark. For Winter 2008/09 and the next four winters the vessel has been chartered by First Choice/Quark Expeditions.

Entered service: 1975 – Refits: 1997/99/2002/017 - Gross tonnage: 4.376 - Pass. lower beds: 132 - All berths: 139 - Passenger decks: 5 - Length: 101,01 m. - Beam: 16,24 m. - Drive: diesel -new engines in 2017 make Rolls Royce (Bergen) - Total installed power: 2x 2.700 kW. at 310 rpm. - Propulsion: by 2 Alpha Controllable pitch propellers - Service speed 11,5 knots - Max.speed 13 knots - Original Built at : Titovo Brodogradjliste - Kraljevica -  Croatia - Yard no. 408. - Converted: in Frederica Skibsvaerft A.S. - Denmark - Classification: Bureau Veritas - Flag: Bahamas.

Former names: Alla Tarasova - Clipper Adventurer- Sea Adventurer (oct.2012- june 2017) -Ocean Adventurer (until present

Sisterships: In total 8 ships built in Yugoslavia - the Mariya Yermolova-class - Clipper Adventurer ( ex. Alla Tarasova) - Klavdiya Yelanskaya (in operation Murmansk Shipping) - Olga Androvskaya ( broken-up) - Olga Sadovskaya ( broken-up) - Mariya Savina ( in operation  as Ferry Sampaguita Ferry 2) - Antonina Nezhdanova ( okt.2004 sunk in Japan) - Mariya Yermolova ( laid-up Caspian Cruise Lines) - Lyubov Orlova (sold jan.2012 to Neptune International Shipping Inc., based in the British Virgin Islands and owned by Hussein Humayuni -scrapped)

Oct.2016-Ulstein Verft has signed a contract for conversion work on the expedition cruise vessel SEA ADVENTURER, owned by Adventurers Partner Ltd. and operated by Quark Expeditions.The ship will  come to Norway early April 2017 and the job is to be completed by mid-June 2017
Work scoop:
Renovations to the interior of the ship including outside cabins with ensuites, spacious forward lounge and bar, and other amenities
The addition of new passenger cabins.New bathrooms in every cabin, and upgrades to the Main Lounge and Main Dining Room, gym, and select suites.
Technical enhancements – including two new engines, generators, gear boxes, drive systems, and re-bladed propellers.
Increased fuel efficiency, and a minimized carbon footprint.

Polar expedition ship Sea Adventurer has been extensively upgraded at Ulstein Verft and renamed Ocean Adventurer. All main equipment and engines were replaced, and the accommodation capacity was increased to 132 lower beds.

August 27-2010 Clipper Adventurer with 128 passengers and 69 crew members on board, has run aground on an uncharted rock in the Arctic Ocean while on a cruise through the Northwest Passage. No injuries were reported and the passengers have been transferred to Kugluktuk, a former copper mine town of about 1,300 souls in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. Several attempts have been made to free her while the passengers remained on board.  Today, the Canadian Coast Guard evacuated the passengers using the icebreaker Amundsen. From the hamlet of Kugluktuk, passengers will be then flown to Edmonton, Canada.Efforts to free the ship, which remains upright and in calm weather will continue.The Clipper Adventurer is owned by the Bahamas-based Clipper Group and chartered to Adventure Canada. ISP manages cruise ships  owned by Denmark's Clipper Group which until 2009 held a 50% stake in the Miami based ISP. Aug. 30 RESOLVE Marine Group, the Florida-based marine salvage, firefighting and emergency response company with worldwide operations, has been awarded the salvage of the Clipper Adventurer.

Sept.14-2010 RESOLVE Marine Group has successfully refloated the Clipper Adventurer. The vessel had run aground on uncharted rocks in Coronation Gulf, in Canada's Northwest Passage on Friday, August 27. The RESOLVE salvage team deployed four tugs at high tide to free the stranded vessel. The Clipper Adventurer had sustained several breeches to the hull when it ran aground the rocks last month. The vessel is currently underway to Port Epworth, Nunavut, where she will be stabilized and temporary repairs effected.

Oct.18-2010 Has been undergoing temporary repairs in Nuuk, Greenland. The ship is expected to leave today, under its own power, for a North Europe shipyard. Repairs are estimated to take 30 days.

July -2011 The Canadian government is facing a multimillion-dollar lawsuit from the owner of a cruise ship that became stranded in the Northwest Passage last summer, CBC News has learned. Adventurer Owner Ltd. of Nassau, Bahamas, is seeking at least $15 million US for costs related to its cruise ship, MV Clipper Adventurer, running aground on Aug. 27, 2010, according to a statement of claim that has been filed with the Federal Court. The company claims that the ship was seriously damaged, and it was taken to a shipyard in Poland for repairs in November and December 2010.The nautical charts the Clipper Adventurer's captain had on board indicated there were 29 metres of water in that spot, when there were only three metres, the company claims.

    Passenger Space Ratio all berths 31,48

 

                    

 

                      

                         



as Sea Adventurer


Ocean Adventurer


courtesy of Ulstein Verft -Norway

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