MS Siritara Ocean Queen

Coordinates: 13°40′52″N 100°31′17″E / 13.681111°N 100.521389°E / 13.681111; 100.521389

MS Siritara Ocean Queen was a cruise ship owned since 2006 by Siritara Enterprise in Thailand. She was built in 1964 by VEB Mathias-Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany as Bashkiriya for the Soviet Union's Black Sea Shipping Company. It was named after an Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the former Soviet Union Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. The ship capsized 10 October 2006 and was a total loss. She was later scrapped on site.

Bashkiriya at Quay 19 in Port of Odessa circa 1989.jpg
Bashkiriya at quay 19 in Port of Odessa
  • Bashkiriya (1964–1992)
  • Odessa Song (1992–1997)
  • Royal Dream (1997–1998)
  • Silver Star (1998–2003)
  • Nandini (2003–2003)
  • Olviara (2003–2004)
  • Ocean Princess (2004–2006)
  • Siritara Ocean Queen (2006–)
  • 1964–1992: Black Sea Shipping Company
  • 2006– :Siritara Enterprise
Port of registry
BuilderVEB Mathias-Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany
Yard number118[1]
Launched23 June 1963[1]
Acquired31 March 1964[1]
In service1964
Out of service10 October 2006[1]
FateCapsized on the Chao Praya River in Bangkok, later Scrapped[1]
General characteristics
Class and typeMikhail Kalinin-class ocean liner
Length122.15 m (400.75 ft)[3]
Beam16.00 m (52.49 ft)[3]
Height7.60 m (24.93 ft)[3]
Draught5.26 m (17.26 ft)[3]
Installed power
  • 2 × MAN-DMR K6Z57/80 diesels,
  • 6,192 kW (8,304 hp)
Propulsion2 propellers
Speed17.0 knots (31.5 km/h; 19.6 mph)[3]
Capacity333 passengers

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