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SWAN HELLENIC Helsinki Shipyard announces successful acquisition of SH Diana by Swan Hellenic


Helsinki Shipyard announces successful acquisition of SH Diana by Swan Hellenic

Helsinki Shipyard, having received bids for the auction of NB 518, today announced that Swan Hellenic has been awarded the tender.

Helsinki Shipyard exercised the right to sell the ship by tender, provided for by the shipbuilding contract, after the original buyer failed to take delivery of the ship. The auction ended at midnight on Friday the 9th of December and was satisfactory for Helsinki Shipyard, which analysed the bids and declared Swan Hellenic the winner.

The Shipyard and Swan Hellenic will now enter into a new agreement for the completion of the vessel, which is scheduled to be delivered to Swan Hellenic in March 2023, in time to start cultural expedition cruises of the Mediterranean from the beginning of April as planned.

Andrea Zito, CEO of Swan Hellenic Limited, said: „We are happy to have secured SH Diana, a Polar Class PC6 vessel with state-of-the-art ship technology and sustainability that will enter service as planned in April. We look forward to welcoming our guests aboard SH Diana to experience our cultural expedition cruises in the historic regions for which they were first conceived.

Kim Salmi, Helsinki Shipyard’s CEO says: “The shipyard is satisfied with multiple inquiries and received bids. We are also happy to announce Swan Hellenic as winner of the tender, as it naturally helps next step, the fast agreement and continuation of works for completion of the vessel according to the plan in March”.

SH DIANA Fact Sheet


Exterior design:McFarlane ShipDesign
Interior Design:Tillberg Design of Sweden 
Builder: Year:Helsinki Shipyard OY 2023


Class:Polar ice-class expedition ship (PC6)
Classification:Lloyds Register 


Capacity:192 guests and 141 staff 
Guest staterooms & suites:96 including 11 suites (80% with large panoramic balconies)
Crew staterooms:73 


Length:124,9 m 
Beam:24,3 m 
Max Draft:5.70 m 
Gross tonnage:12,145 GRT 


Engine Type:Hybrid Diesel Electric – 4x Medium speed
Propulsion:4.6 MW
Generators:690V/1760 kV 
Cruising speed:14 knots 
Maximum speed:15 knots 

Expedition Equipment

Expedition team:12
Zodiacs:15 (11 Mk 5 and 4 Mk 6)
Tender Boats:2 (48 guests each)


Notations:Polar Class PC6, Safe return to port (SRtP) 
Endurance:40 days / 8000 nautical miles 
Lifeboats:2 fully enclosed 

Text: PM Swan Hellenic / Helsinki Shipyard