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MV Regal Princess (1991) – Past and Present

IMO Number: 8521232

MV Satoshi

ex Ex Pacific Dawn, Regal Princess

© John Wilson

Pacific Dawn –  © John Wilson (Brisbane, 29/04/2017)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1991 by Fincantieri-Cant. Nav. Italiani, Monfalcone, Italy (Yard No 5840) as a Passenger (Cruise) Vessel for Sitmar Cruises

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: $276.8 million
  • Length: 244.96 m (overall) 204.0 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 32.25 m
  • Depth: 11.40 m
  • Draught: 8.100 m
  • Tonnage: 69845 gross/34907 net/6896t deadweight
  • Engines: Four MAN-B&W 8L58/64 diesels
  • Power: 12000 kW/16314 bHP
  • Speed: 19.5 knots (22.5 knots max)
  • Capacity: 1900 passengers
  • Crew: 621/710
  • Passenger Decks: 11
  • Call Sign: ICGP, 2AGH7, 3ZGF5
  • MMSI Number: 355852000
  • IMO Number: 8521232
  • Official Number: 1166
  • Port of Registry: Palermo/Italy, Monrovia/Liberia, Hamilton/Bermuda, London/UK, Panama
  • Sister Ships: Crown Princess

Location Data

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1988: Ordered by Sitmar Cruises.

March 29th 1990: Launched.

June 5th 1991: Trials.

July 20th 1991: Delivered to Astramar, Palermo, Italy. (P&O Cruises).

August 8th 1991: Christened in New York by Margaret Thatcher (the then Prime Minister of the UK).

© Wolfgang Kramer

Regal Princess – © Wolfgang Kramer (27/06/2003)

© Nigel Thornton  © Nigel Thornton

Regal Princess © Nigel Thornton (Dover) (Both)

© John Mavin  © John Mavin

Regal Princess © John Mavin (Dover) (Both)

1992: Transferred to Princess Cruises, Monrovia, Liberia.

October 2007: Transferred to P&O Australia, London, U.K. and renamed PACIFIC DAWN

January 1st 2008: Registered owner: Carnival PLC

© John Wilson

Pacific Dawn – © John Wilson (Brisbane, 03/08/2013)

© John Wilson  © John Wilson

Pacific Dawn © John Wilson (Brisbane, 20/12/2014)

© John Wilson  © John Wilson

Pacific Dawn © John Wilson (Brisbane, 16/03/2017)

April 2020: Arrived in Brisbane and laid up owing to the Coronavirus Pandemic

October 30th 2020: Arrived Piraeus.

© Dennis Mortimer

🆕PacificDawn © Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus, 30/10/2020)

November 1st 2020: Sold to Ocean Builders Central Inc, Panama and renamed SATOSHI. The intention was to operate her as a “Crypto-Cruise ship” (being used for tourism, home residence, research and office space).

November 4th 2020: Transferred to her new owners.

December 3rd 2020: Arrived Gibraltar Anchorage.

December 4th 2020: Left Gibraltar showing destination as Panama.

December 19th 2020: Announcement made:

“After buying the ship, hiring a vessel management company and even completing a class drydocking, the company said they had hit an insurance roadblock. The ship has since quickly been sold to scrap and will sail to India.”

“”After an exhaustive search for an International Group P&I Club insurance group to insure the Satoshi we have hit the roadblock of having no insurance company willing to insure the MS Satoshi upon dropping anchor in the Gulf of Panama”

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All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Wolfgang Kramer, John Mavin, Dennis Mortimer and John Wilson for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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