MS Sounds of Orient

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FESCO Khabarovsk Ship from Yokohama to Nakhodka 1985.jpg
Khabarovsk’s funnel, 1985
  • Khabarovsk (1962–1988)
  • Sounds of Orient (1988–1989)
Owner: 1962–1988: Far East Shipping Company
Operator: 1962–1988: Far East Shipping Company
Port of registry: 1962–1988: Vladivostok,  Soviet Union 1988–1989: Panama City,  Panama
Builder: VEB Mathias-Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany
Yard number: 113[1]
Completed: 1962
Acquired: 1962
In service: 1962
Out of service: 1989[1]
Fate: scrapped[1]
General characteristics
Class and type: Mikhail Kalinin-class ocean liner
Length: 122.15 m (400.75 ft)[3]
Beam: 16.05 m (52.66 ft)[3]
Height: 7.63 m (25.03 ft)[3]
Draught: 5.22 m (17.13 ft)[3]
Installed power:
  • 2 × MAN-DMR K6Z57/80 diesels,
  • 6,192 kW (8,304 hp)
Propulsion: 2 propellers
Speed: 17.0 knots (31.5 km/h; 19.6 mph)[3]
Capacity: 333 passengers
Crew: 134[4]

MS Sounds of Orient was an ocean liner owned since 1988 by Crosby Corp. Ltd in Panama. She was built in 1962 by VEB Mathias-Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany as Khabarovsk for the Soviet Union's Far East Shipping Company. The ship was used for service between Nakhodka and Yokohama, Japan. It was named after the largest city and the administrative center of Khabarovsk Krai, Soviet Union Khabarovsk.

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