POLARLYS (2)

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POLARLYS (2)

Post by Henk » Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:29 pm

POLARLYS (2)
In the Rute: 27-09-1952 - 06-06-1993
Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab - Bergen; 28-08-1979 A/S Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskap - Tromsø
Ordered December 1947; delivered 27-09-1952 by Ålborg Værft A/S - Ålborg (98)
80,02 x 74,68 x 12,22 x 7,17 x 4,51 m
2.163 grt; 600 dwt
L.A.M.O.
5280930
2SA 8 cylinder Burmeister & Wain type 850.VF.90, 500x900; in March 1982 4SA 9 cylinder Maschinenbau Kiel/Krupp type 9M.453AK, 320x420; 3 generators 130 kW/220 V/50 Hz.
2.950 bhp; 2.201 kW; after 1981, 3.670 bhp; 2.700 kW
15,5 knots; after 1981, 18 knots
Passengers: 450; 186 bunks; after 1983, 172 bunks; na 1994; 87 bunks; in 2008 172 bunks
Newbuilding
Sold In April 1994 renamed CARIBBEAN MERCY by Caribbean Mercy SA (Mercy Ships International {"A Ministry of Youth With a Mission"}) - Panama

13-06-1968 near Kjeungskjær (Trondheimsfjord) in collission with the freighter STJERNØY that sunk; crew saved by POLARLYS.
27-02-1972 in collission in Magerøysund in which 1 person died.
19-11-1981 grounded in Øyskjæret near Sandnessjoen; to Mjellem & Karlsen - Bergen for repairs.
06-06-1993 laid-up in Fiskerstrand near Ålesund.
In 2002 modernised at Bender Shipbuilding - Mobile.
In October 2006 ownership to Sherman Family Charitable FDN - Panama.
In June 2007 renamed HOPE II by unknown buyer; transaction was cancelled and ship laid-up at Colon.
In December 2010 broken-up at Colon.

Photo 1: postcard BDS
Photo 2: Arie Simpelaar
Photo 3: a certain geirolje**
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POLARLYS (2) @postcard BDS.jpg
POLARLYS (2) @ Arie Simpelaar.jpg
Kopie van POLARLYS scrapped.jpg
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