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POLAR S - IMO 6905745

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Photographer:
Rick Vince [ View profile ]
Captured:
Nov 16, 2021
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Polar S
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Dec 4, 2021
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3,999 x 2,666

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16/11/2021, AstiCan shipyard, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

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

Despite displaying her old name of 'Polar Star' on her bow, she has been re-registered as 'Polar S', as per the stern view.

Launched on 03/10/1968, & completed on 08/10/1969 as an icebreaker for Sjöfartsverket (the Swedish Maritime Administration) 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.

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Current name:
POLAR S

Former name(s):

 -  Polar Star (Until 2017 Nov)

 -  Njord (Until 2000 May 19)

Current flag:
Barbados
Home port:
Bridgetown
Vessel Type:
Passenger (cruise) Ship
Gross tonnage:
4,998 tons
Summer DWT:
879 tons
Length:
86.5 m
Beam:
21.2 m
Draught:
5 m

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Cruise Ships and Liners - 1 photos

Icebreakers - 2 photos

Ships under Repair or Conversion - 4 photos

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Cruise Ships and Liners built 1961-1970 - 47 photos

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Peter Barker

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Thales

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Dean Porter

1 photos

jock

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Rick Vince

9 photos

Robby Norman

1 photos

Miguel N

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Jaksa Kivela

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Marius Esman

5 photos

Tor-Erik

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Bj

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K. Watson

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Jo

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Nils

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Rico Voss

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CHARRAN

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Cisco

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Rolf Bridde

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According to the forum of Shipspotting, she was at Aliaga (the scrapyard in Turkey) as of 9 December 2022.

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Hi Ralph, thanks for that information. I had not even noticed that she was gone! It is a busy scene here ;-)

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Rick, We will keep our fingers crossed that what is happening around her are positive indications of a further commercial role.

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@ Clive Harvey:
Thanks for the link to my comment Clive. Haha, if only I could have remembered, myself!

As of 14/12/2021, there was no movement, per se.
However a Marpol road tanker (for waste oil) has been alongside her, and a 'permanent' gangway and guarding watchkeepers are evident.

This may be unconnected to her alleged sale, and may be due to the ship's movement to an 'insecure' port quay which is not part of AstiCan's private property.

It may also be indicative of a new owner. We will see.
Regards, Rick

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@ Clive, yes, I believe I wrote something about that somewhere! Now I cannot find it again. It's an age thing ;-)

@ Ralph, yes indeed. I have not seen this number of expedition ships idle, here, before.
Pic of Greg Mortimer coming up soon.

Regards, Rick

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Hi Rick, many thanks for this sad update. I also see a lot of expedition vessels still laid up around her, including even the brand new GREG MORTIMER!

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I thought that I had read that she now has new owners who plan to restore her to further passenger operation - or was that wishful thinking?

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