Expedition ship M/S Origo
M/S Origo is a traditional ship. She was built 1955 at Finnboda shipyard in Sweden for the Swedish Maritime administration as an ice-strengthen Pilot ship. She was on duty for the Administration until 1983, when she was sold and chartered out as a school ship. This is still her employment during the winter season. Many young sailors have got their maritime education on the M/S Origo throughout the years.
In the beginning of the 90´s the vessel was carefully refurbished and rebuilt to an expedition ship with space for 24 passengers. Since then she has been cruising in the Arctic waters around Svalbard every summer.
Hebrides’ and the Norwegian fjords are other favorite places.
2016 she will celebrate her 25th year as an expedition ship.
M/S Origo is in spite of her old fashion charm, equipped with the latest navigation and security equipment. She is thoroughly maintained and in good condition. Every year she is going through all safety inspections with the Swedish Maritime Administration.
Traditional ship M/S Origo
Launched as M/S Kalmar dec 8, 1955.
Photo Stockholm Museum
Technical facts M/S Origo
- Length 40m
- Breadth 8, 8 m
- Depth 3, 5 m
- Tonnage 368 GT
- Electrical system 220v
- Speed 10, 5 knots
- Ice strengthen according to
- Lloyds highest ice class
Deck plan – Passenger capacity
Number of passengers in Svalbard: 12 persons in 12 single or twin cabins
During scientific expeditions and cruises in coastal waters: 24 persons in 12 twin cabins
1 twin cabin for Expedition staff.
Twin cabin, upper and lower bunk with En-suite – 9, 10, 25, 26
Twin cabin, lower bunks with shared toilet and shower – 21
Twin cabin, upper and lower bunk with shared toilet and shower – 22, 23, 24, 28, 27
Twin cabin, upper and lower bunk, private WC, shared shower – 29
Twin cabin, upper and lower bunk with En-suite – 30
Superior cabin with lower berths and private facilities – 31
Graphic: Daniel Loveridge 2013