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Photographer:Patalavaca [View profile]Title:POLAR SAdded:Dec 23, 2017
Captured:November 23, 2017IMO:6905745Hits:837
Location:Las Palmas, Canary Islands
Photo Category: Cruise Ships built 1961-1970
23/11/2017, AstiCan shipyard, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Sporting a new, abbreviated name and I wonder if this is a signal that the ship will be sold for demolition or even further service.
She was being manouvered while 'dead ship' from a repair berth to allow another ship to sail (the 'Frio Shinano').

Still here after several years now - detained alongside, the Canadian owners went bankrupt.

No recent news heard of her future fate.

Built in 1969 as an icebreaker by Wärtsilä, Helsinki, Finland (389), 4,998 g.t. as:-
'Njord' to 2000 &
'Polar Star' to 2017 &
'Polar S' since.

Converted in 2000 to a passenger & cruise vessel.
Vessel Identification
Name:Polar Star
Former name(s):
- Njord (Until 2000 May 19)
Technical Data
Vessel type:Passengers Ship
Gross tonnage:4,998 tons
Summer DWT:879 tons

Additional Information
Home port:Bridgetown
Class society:Det Norske Veritas
Build year:1969
AIS Information
AIS information: N/A
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Photo Comments (5)

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Patalavaca on Nov 24, 2018 15:37 (23 days ago)
24/11/2018, update: vessel still detained here in Las Palmas.
Tom Walker on Jul 30, 2018 08:21 (4 months ago)
Sorry forgot to add, still displaying name POLAR STAR on her bow, possibly difficult to see as she was tucked in behind the rig OCEAN CONFIDENCE. Did not see what was displayed on her stern.


Tom Walker on Jul 30, 2018 08:16 (4 months ago)
On a visit to Las Palmas on 06 May 2018 she was still alongside in the shipyard area,

Best regards

Patalavaca on Jul 29, 2018 21:43 (4 months ago)
I don't know. I'll find out later in the year.
rd77 on Jul 29, 2018 18:05 (4 months ago)
Any updates on this one? Is she still there?
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