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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Ship demolition report 31/3/2012

Truranga Star [BM] IMO 8917522 Reefer built 1992 - 10,936 dwt
Ref Star [PA] IMO 8415550 Reefer built 1984 - 9,360 dwt
Scotia Prince [BS] IMO 7119836 Passenger vessel built 1971 - 12,087 gt

1970 – Sweden-based Lion Ferry establishes summer ferry service between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, aboard Prince of Fundy.

1972 – Stena Olympica is built and launched in Kraljevica, Croatia, and carries passengers between Baltic cities in Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

1982 – Prince of Fundy Cruises is sold; new owner buys the Stena Olympica and renames it the Scotia Prince; center section is added five years later to increase capacity.

2000 – Prince of Fundy Cruises is sold again and renamed Scotia Prince Cruises; passenger totals start falling in the wake of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

2004 -- Scotia Prince Cruises reports mold and structural problems in Portland's International Marine Terminal and operates outdoors for most of the season.

2005 – Scotia Prince Cruises cancels season claiming city failed to fully address mold problem; Scotia Prince is chartered to provide housing for Hurricane Katrina survivors for several months.

2006-2010 – Scotia Prince provides summer ferry service in the Mediterranean.

2011 – Scotia Prince re-establishes ferry service between Tuticorin, India, and Colombo, Sri Lanka, but is found to be too big for the job; evacuates Indian citizens from Libya during fall of Moammar Gadhafi's regime; is advertised for sale or charter in December.

2012 – Scotia Prince is sold for scrap to unnamed buyer in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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