MS FINNPOLARIS (OIGW, LR 7415723) Valmistunut/completed 1981.9.25, Spain, Gijon, S.A. Juliana Constructora Gijonesa. Shipyard no. 259.
14 907 / 8 744 dwt, Sulzer 6RND68 9.900 hp 159.22 x 21.04 x 9.13 / 6.86 m.
1981.9.25: FINNPOLARIS, homeport Helsinki. Thomesto Oy Helsinki (Finnlines). Trading to USEC and Canada. 1983.8: FINNPOLARIS, chartered to Indian government for Antarctic expediton voyage. 1984 another voyage to Antarctic. 1986 - 88 chartered to Italian government for two Antarctic voyages. 1986.3.21: Timber Shipping Ltd, subsidiary of Thomesto Oy in George Town, Cayman. 26th April Cayman flag, call sign ZHED8. Managers Finnlines. 1986.10.6: homeport Nassau, Bahamas flag. 1989.5.21: chartered to Finncarriers, Helsinki. 1989.7.6: FCRS-Shipping Ltd Nassau. Call sign C6CD9. Same homeport, flag, charterer. Managers FG-Shipping Helsinki 1991.8.11: FINNPOLARIS, enroute Nanisivik, Baffin Island - Darrow, La, loaded with zink concentrate leak in heavy ice 90 miles SW of Upernavik, Greenland, psn 71.59.3N / 59.52.7W. Sunk the next morning. All the crew were rescued from one lifeboat by Danish tanker SOFIE THERESA (ex AMANDA of Etelä-Suomen Laiva, Helsinki)
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