Expedition Ship MS Freya

M/S Freya was originally built at Åsis Yard in Åmål 1981, for the Swedish Maritime Administration as the light house building vessel “FYRBJÖRN”
The ship was owned by the Maritime Administration until 2011, when it was taken over by the Swedish Coast Guard. MS Freya is built to Lloyd´s class for unrestricted trade and has the highest ice class 1A. The vessel was rebuilt and extended 5 meters with a tank section at Holms ship yard in Råå 1995.

Besides being a Coast Guard vessel, the ship was also used as an environmental protection vessel and periodically it has been chartered by Umeå Marine University for research. She was then regarded as one of the best equipped research vessels.

2015 Master Mariner AB was taking over the ship and named her ” Freya af Göteborg”
In the Falkenberg Yard, she has now been converted to an expedition ship. Home port will be Göteborg, Sweden.

With a engine power of 1360 hp, the highest ice class and certificates for unrestricted trade, we belive that MS Freya will be an excellent and very useful expedition ship.
For diving and snorkeling expeditions, there is a compressor (Bauer KA 14-55B) and a special diving ladder available. The ship will make her first season on Svalbard during the summer 2016.

2017 the plan is to add six more twin cabins and to expand our operation area also to Iceland and Greenland.

M/V Fyrbjörn was built for the Swedish Maritime Administration 1981. 2011 the ship was taken over by the Swedish Coast Guard and was named KBV 005.

Tekniska fakta M/S Freya

  • Length 45,5 m
  • Breadth 10,5 m
  • Depth 3,70 m
  • Tonnage 605 GT
  • Electrical system 220v
  • Speed 10 – 11 knop
  • Built for the class notation:
    +100 A1 “Ice Class 1A” UMS

Deck plan – Passenger capacity 2016

M/S Freya has the capacity for 12 passengers and 2 guides in seven nice twin cabins. All cabins are outside cabins and have port holes. Six of the cabins have private shower and WC. In four of the cabins there is also a third pullman bed that can be folded down if neccesary.

Twin cabin with lower berths and private Shower/WC — 22, 23, 24, 27

Twin cabin with upper/lower berths and private Shower/WC — 9, 25

Twin cabin with upper/lower berths and shared Shower/WC — 11

Note! Cabin 22, 23, 24 and 27 have an additional third pullman bed and can accommodate three guests.

Graphic: Daniel Loveridge 2013