Pogoria (ship)

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Pogoria at anchor position in Portofino, Italy (January 2006)
Career (Poland)
Name: Pogoria
Owner: Polish Government[1]
Builder: Gdańska Lenina[1]
Yard number: b79/01[1]
Launched: 23 January 1980[2]
General characteristics
Class & type: Sail training ship
Tons burthen: 498 tonnes deadweight (DWT)[1]
Length: 48.00 m (157 ft 6 in)[2]
Beam: 8.00 m (26 ft 3 in)
Draught: 3.70 m (12 ft 2 in)
Propulsion: 945 m2 (10,170 sq ft) Sail and 310 hp (230 kW) Wola Warszawa diesel engine
Sail plan: Barquentine
Complement: Up to 50

STS Pogoria is a Polish barquentine launched in 1980 in Gdynia. She was designed by Zygmunt Choreń.


On 7 July 2009, two of the masts on Pogoria broke at welded joints while the ship was en route to St Petersburg, Russia. The 37 youths onboard were airlifted off the ship by two helicopters of the Finnish Border Guard's Aviation Unit. The ship was towed into Hanko as her engines were disabled in the incident.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "5701548". Miramar Ship Index. http://www.miramarshipindex.org.nz. Retrieved 20 August 2009. (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Pogoria". Pogoria.pl. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 
  3. ^ "Troubled Polish Ship Towed into Hanko Harbour". Uutiset. Retrieved 29 August 2009. 

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