MS Bremen

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For other uses of "Bremen", see Bremen (disambiguation).
MS Bremen in Ushuaia, Argentina
MS Bremen in Ushuaia, Argentina
Career (Bahamas)
Name:
  • Frontier Spirit (1990-1993)
  • Bremen (1993-present)
Owner:
  • Frontier Cruises (1990-1993)
  • Hapag-Lloyd Cruises (1990-present)
Port of registry: Nassau,  Bahamas
Builder: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kobe, Japan
Yard number: 1182
Laid down: 26 January 1990
Launched: 20 June 1990
Completed: July 1990
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics [2]
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 6,752 GT
2,073 NT
1,226 DWT
Length: 111.51 m (365 ft 10 in) o/a
98 m (321 ft 6 in) p/p
Beam: 17 m (55 ft 9 in)
Draught: 4.8 m (15 ft 9 in)
Depth: 6.61 m (21 ft 8 in)
Decks: 7
Installed power: 2 × Daihatsu 8KM-32 (2 × 2,427 kW)
Propulsion: Two shafts, controllable pitch propellers
Bow thruster (382 kW)
Speed: 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Capacity: 155 passengers

MS Bremen, is a cruise ship operated by Hapag Lloyd since 1993. She was built as Frontier Spirit at the Mitsubishi Shipyard, Kobe, Japan, in 1990. During a storm in the Southern Atlantic in March 2001, a rogue wave caused heavy damage, even breaking a window on the bridge. It left the ship adrift for two hours without propulsion.[3] A previously uncharted island in the Antarctic was discovered by Bremen in 2003, and was named Bremen Island in 2004. Bremen was also featured in the TV show Killer Waves.

In 2006 she successfully ran the Northwest Passage [1], helped by satellite images telling where sea ice was.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BREMEN - Details and Current Position". marinetraffic.com. 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Bremen". scheepvaartwest.be. 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "BBC - Science & Nature - Horizon - Freak Wave". bbc.co.uk. 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012.