MS Shota Rustaveli

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For other ships of the same name, see SS Shota Rustavelli.
Name: 1968–2000: Shota Rustaveli
2000–2003: Assedo[1]
Owner: 1968–1995: Black Sea Shipping Company
1995–1997: BLASCO UK
1997–2000: Ocean Agencies
2000–2003: Kaalbye Shipping International[1]
Port of registry: 1968–1991: Odessa,  Soviet Union
1991–1995: Odessa,  Ukraine
1995–1997: Monrovia,  Liberia
1997–2000: Odessa,  Ukraine
2000–2003: Kingstown,  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[1]
Builder: Mathias Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany[1]
Yard number: 128[1]
Launched: 29 December 1966[1]
Acquired: 30 June 1968[1]
In service: 1968[1]
Out of service: 2003[1]
Identification: IMO number: 6707753
Fate: Scrapped in Alang, India, in 2003[1]
General characteristics (as built)
Class and type: Ivan Franko-class passenger ship
Tonnage: 19,361 GRT
5,696 DWT[2]
Displacement: 13,010 tons[2]
Length: 175.77 m (576 ft 8 in)[1]
Beam: 23.55 m (77 ft 3 in)[1]
Draught: 8.10 m (26 ft 7 in)[1]
Depth: 13.5 m (44 ft 3 in)[2]
Installed power: 2 × Sulzer-Cegielski 7RND76
15,666 kW (combined)[1]
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)[1]
Capacity: 750 passengers[1]
Crew: 347[2]

MS Shota Rustaveli was a cruise ship, built in 1968 by V.E.B. Mathias-Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany for the Soviet Union's Black Sea Shipping Company and named after the Georgian poet Shota Rustaveli. After the fall of the Soviet Union she was handed to Ukraine. In 2000 she was sold to Kaalbye Group and renamed MS Assedo. In 2003 she was scrapped at Alang, India.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Asklander, Micke. "M/S Shota Rustaveli (1968)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-02-05. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Shota Rustaveli". The Soviet Fleet. Retrieved 2009-02-05.