MS ORION (OIWH, LR/IMO 5333141) Valmistunut/completed 1943, Chicago, Pullman Standard Car Manufacture Co. Patrol Craft Escort.
114 dwt, 933 GRT, 2 x 900 HP, 56.47 x 10.08 x 2.96 m. Sistership KRISTINA BRAHE (PCE-832).
1943.10.9: PCE-833, US Navy, Washington. 1943.10.10: KILHAM (Z 07 -> BEC 7. British Admiralty, London. 1946.12: US Navy, Washington. Laid up Sheerness. 1949 - 1950: SOGNEFJORD, Bergen. Skibs-A/S Investment (mgrs Fylkesbaatane i Sogne og Fjordane). At Haugesund converted to passenger/car ferry, 934 GRT, 575 passengers. Trading Bergen - Larvik - Vadheim - Vik - Lærdal. 1957: Fylkebaatane i Sogn og Fjordane, Bergen. 1982.11: Laid up Florvåg. 1983: ORION, charterer K/S Orion Film A/S (Filmeffekt A/S) Bergen. Filmstar in a Norwegian movie "Orion's Belt". Laid up. 1985: K/S Sandy Marine A/S, Oslo. 1986: A/S Orion (Tomrefjord Elektroservice A/S), Molde.
1987: ORION, Panama. Cruiser Corp, Panama. 1988: ORION, homeport Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Charterer Miska-matkat Oy (Kari Eriksson), Kotka, Finland. 1988.6.15: First trip Hamina - Viipuri. 1989: Charterer Risto Hello Oy, Hamina. 1989.11.17: charterer Orion-Risteilyt Oy (Jaana Ahokas), Kotka.
1991: ORION, homeport Hamina, Finnish flag. Orion-risteilyt, Hamina. 1992: CORONA (R-9687) owners changed to motorboat register. Confiscated at Hamina due to debts, escaped to Mediterranean. Previous name returned.
1992: ORION, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Cruiser Corp. 1994: ORION, Belize flag. 1994: ORION II, San Lorenzo, Honduras (Jaakko M. Eriksson). 1995.5: ORION II, arrived at Loviisa. Cruises to Estonia. Operator Orion II-Matkat Oy, Loviisa. 1995.7: Cruises Riga - Saaremaa, later to Slite. 1995.12: Company Orion-Risteilyt Oy bankrupt, owner's imprisonment. 1996.9: ORION II, confiscated at Slite due to debts. 1996.12.12: ORIENT EXPLORER, Helsinki, Finnish flag. In Slite at an auction sold to Canadian - Dutch divers consortium. 1997.3: Docking at 's-Gravendeel, Nld. 1997: arrived at Phuket, accommodations rebuilt.
1999:ORIENT EXPLORER, homeport Rotterdam, Dutch flag. 2009.11: Ab Dronkers BV, Nld (operator Sensi Borneo Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malesia). Drydocked at Labuan Shipyard. Anchored back at Sutera Marina. 2016.9: for sale. 2019.6.13: Anchoring failed, in strong winds drifted ashore at Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu, Sutera Harbour Resourt Magellan Marina. 2019.10: Global One Yacht Sales, Wehrlen Brothers Marina, Brick, price USD 129 000. Ship refloated and anchored again off Sutera Marina. Moved to a lay up berth in the Kota Kinabalu conventional port.
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