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OCEAN ALBATROS launching © SunStone

OCEAN ALBATROS launching © SunStone

OCEAN ALBATROS launched in Haimen, China

SunStone Maritime Group announced that a launching ceremony for OCEAN ALBATROS was successfully held on Friday, September 16, at China Merchants Heavy Industries in Haimen, China.

The OCEAN ALBATROS is the sixth vessel in the series of INFINITY Class newbuild vessels to be built for SunStone. The planned delivery of OCEAN ALBATROS is spring of 2023, where she will go on year-round charter with Albatros Expeditions.

Everyone at SunStone is very pleased to see the OCEAN ALBATROS launched and looks forward to seeing her sea trial during the winter.

INFINITY Class Vessels are 104 meters long and 18 meters wide, with a draft of 5.1 meters. They feature a passenger capacity of between 130 and 200 and a crew capacity of between 85 and 115. The Vessels are Ice Class 1A, Polar Class 6 and are being built with Safe Return to Port, Dynamic Positioning, and zero speed stabilizers. Ulstein Design & Solutions' X-Bow® is featured on the Vessels. They are small enough to give an exclusive atmosphere and yet large enough to yield all the expected services and facilities, such as a swimming pool, bar, restaurants, lounges, boutique, gym and spa.

Three INFINITY Class newbuilds, the GREG MORTIMER, the OCEAN EXPLORER, and the OCEAN VICTORY, have already been delivered and are now in operation. The SYLVIA EARLE and the OCEAN ODYSSEY will be delivered in 2022. All vessels ordered have long-term charter agreements in place.

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