MS Shota Rustaveli

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]

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Passenger ship Shota Rustaveli in Yalta in 1968
  • 1968–2000: Shota Rustaveli
  • 2000–2003: Assedo[1]
Port of registry
BuilderMathias Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany[1]
Yard number128[1]
Laid down11 October 1965
Launched29 December 1966[1]
Acquired30 June 1968[1]
In service1968[1]
Out of service2003[1]
FateScrapped in Alang, India, in 2003[1]
General characteristics (as built)
Class and type Ivan Franko-class passenger ship
Displacement13,010 tons[5]
Length175.77 m (576 ft 8 in)[1]
Beam23.55 m (77 ft 3 in)[1]
Draught8.10 m (26 ft 7 in)[1]
Depth13.5 m (44 ft 3 in)[5]
Installed power
Speed21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)[1]
Capacity750 passengers[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. ^ idyllicocean - Assedo (アッセド )
  3. ^ Rapport MHFP - Greenpeace
  4. ^ equasis
  5. ^ a b c d "Shota Rustaveli". The Soviet Fleet. Archived from the original on 2007-10-30. Retrieved 2009-02-05.