Like her sister Origo, MS Malmö has been in service for the Swedish Maritime Administration for many years as an ice-strenghtened pilot ship. She was built 1943 in Helsingborg shipyard for the Maritime Administration and has been used as a mooring service vessel for laying out buoys, for marking of fairways, refueling of Kasun light houses with oil and water, for transport of acetylene to gas light houses, and also for ice breaking and pilot training.
This ship has a lovely patina and has been listed as a traditional ship of cultural value since 2004.
During 2013/14 she was gently refurbished to retain her original charm. New navigation and safety equipment was installed and the vessel has passed all neccesary inspections and safety checks requierd.
The summer 2014, MS Malmö joined MS Origo and successfully made her first season in Svalbard as an expedition ship.
MS Malmö is a homely ship of maritime historical dignity, already loved by many.She is decorated in a classic style with an old fashioned Captain´s lounge and beautiful wooden decks. A perfect ship for a small group of photographers that need a lot of deck space, or a small family group looking for adventure..
Traditional ship M/S Malmö 1943
History tells that the famous Swedish author ” Fritjof Nilsson Piraten” was a frequent guest on board in the old times.
Technical facts M/S Malmö
Length 37 m
Breadth 8,80 m
Depth 3,5 m
Tonnage 317 GT
Electrical system 220 v
Speed 10 knots
Ice strengthen according to
Lloyds highest ice class
Deck plan – Passenger capacity
After refurbishing the vessel has capacity for 12 passengers and 2-3 guides in six nice twin cabins and one triple cabin. All with upper and lower bunks and portholes with a view. At present five of the passenger cabins are equipped with private facilities. The dining room (mess) has seats for 14 guests.
Twin cabin with Upper and lower bunk and private shower/WC nr: 15, 11,8, 4
Twin cabin with Upper and lower bunk and shared shower/WC – nr: 6, 2, 1
Triple cabin with two lower, one upper bunk and private shower/WC – nr: 3
Note! One cabin without private shower/WC is available for two Expedition staff and one is a spare cabin available for extra bear guards, zodic drivers or extra ships crew if needed.