Nov.5-2006 Quark Expeditions announced the purchase of M/S Sarpik Ittuk from
its former owners, Arctic Umiaq Line of Nuuk, Greenland. The purchase
was concluded today by the newly-formed Nova Cruising Ltd., a
Quark-associated company. Nova Cruising Ltd. now controls Sarpik
Ittuk, which as of November 3, 2006 will sail under the Bahamian flag.
RENAMED MAY 27-2007 INTO: OCEAN NOVA
Quark ship grounds in Antarctica
Registered Owner: Nova Cruising Ltd. -USA - Manager: Cruise Management Int. Inc. - USA - Operator: Several
The Sarpik Ittuk and Sarfaq Ittuk are in 2002 lengthed with 23,15 m.at Remontowa Shipyard in Poland.
Original enter service: 1992- Refits: 2002/2006 - Gross Tonnage: 2.183 - Passengers lower beds: 82 - All berths: 98 - Passenger decks: 4 - Length oa.: 72,80 m. - Beam: 11,1 m. - Draught: 3,67 m. - Service speed 12 knots - Propulsion: MAN-B&W diesel engine type B&W 6L28/32 of: 1470 kW. at 775 rev/min. - 4 Stroke 6 cyl. Bore 280 mm. Stroke 320 mm. One controllable pitch propeller - Built: Orskov Christensens - Denmark - Yard. no. 159 - Flag: Bahamas - Classification: BV.
Former name: Sarpik Ittuk
Sister ships: The Sarpik Ittuk is one of 3 sisterships. The others are Sarfaq Ittuk and Saqqit Ittuk. The last one is renamed into Disko - II and sold april 2007 to Quest Owners and renamed in QUEST.
| Passenger space ratio all berths: 22.28
Passenger space ratio lower beds: 26.62
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