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Name: VISTAFJORD
Type: Passenger Ship
Launched: 15/05/1972
Completed: 15/05/1973
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 39
Dimensions: 24292grt, 12771nrt, 5954dwt, 167.67 x 25.00 x 16.77metres
Engines: 2 x Oil engines, 2SA, Sulzer 9RD68, 9cyl (680 x 1250mm), 24000bhp
Engines by: George Clark & North Eastern Marine Ltd, Wallsend
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: (IMO: 7214715)
History:
15/05/1973 Norwegian America Line, Oslo
1983 Cunard Line, Nassau, Bahamas
1999 Registered at Southampton; renamed CARONIA
2004 Saga Shipping Co; registered at London; renamed SAGA RUBY
02/2014 Millennium View Ltd, Miami; renamed OASIA
04/2017 Broken up
Comments: 1973: Cost $35million
1973: Accommodation for 670 x passengers; (1985: 655)
1973: Fitted with Denny Brown AEG active fin stabilisers
2014: Planned to be converted into a floating hotel
2017: Owners declared bankrupt
04/2017: Arrived at Alang for breaking up


Above: Under construction at Neptune Yard. Photo copyright of the Evening Chronicle

Launch photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Launch photo copyright of Tony Ecclestone

Above: Fitting out at Neptune Yard. Photo copyright of Michael Petts

Leaving for her maiden voyage. Photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo as VISTAFJORD copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo as VISTAFJORD copyright of Michael Neidig

Above photo as VISTAFJORD copyright of Manuel Moreno Mart?nez

Above photo as CARONIA copyright of Manuel Moreno Mart?nez

Above photo as SAGA RUBY copyright of Jens Boldt

Above photo as SAGA RUBY copyright of Kevin Blair

Above photo as SAGA RUBY copyright of Ken Lubi

Above photo as SAGA RUBY copyright of Ken Lubi