Viking Line

m/f  VIKING 1

Off.no / IMO: ? / 7018599 Build: 1970 Shipyard: Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg-Ems, W. Germany. # 562
Dwt: 1.110 Grt: 4.239 Nrt: 1.882
Speed: 15,5 knots   Dim: 108,68 x 17,24 x ? m. Draft: 4,600 m.
6/5 1970: Launched.
9/8 1970: Delivered to Rederi AB Sally, Mariehamn, Finland as VIKING 1.
12/8 1970: In Viking Lines traffic Nådendal - Mariehamn - Kapellskär.
21/11 1971: Aground off Kapellskär when on her way into the harbour.
22/11 1971: Refloted and towed to Finnboda Varv, Stockholm for repair.
18/7 1973: Aground at Fjärdskärsgrund.
Autum 1974: Laid up in Mariehamn.
1974 - 1975. Rebuild with more cabins at Jos L Meyer Werft, Papenburg, W. Germany.
19/2 1975: In traffic Stockholm - Helsinki.
21/4 1975: In traffic Åbo - Mariehamn - Stockholm.
15/8 1975: Aground off Nagu. Refloated by the tug NAANTALI. Sailed by own power to  Kapellskär for inspection.
Feb.1976: In traffic Stockholm - Helsinki.
20/4 1976: In traffic Åbo - Mariehamn - Stockholm.
March 1980: In traffic Stockholm - Helsinki.
13/4 1982: On T/C to Brittany Ferries, Morlaix, France. In traffic St Malo - Portsmouth.
14/5 1982: In traffic Nådendal - Mariehamn - Kapellskär.
31/8 1982: Laid up in Mariehamn.
9/6 1983: Renamed WASA EXPRESS. In traffic Sundsvall/ Umeå - Vasa.
10/4 1984: Renamed VIKING 1. Laid up in Mariehamn.
20/6 1984: On T/C to Khalid Shipping Co., Panama. Arrived Rickmers Werft, Bremerhaven, W. Germany for rebuilding, including larger lifeboats and air conditioning fitted. Renamed KHALID 1.
17/7 1984: Departured the shipyard for a voyage to the Red Sea. In traffic Suez - Jeddah.
May 1985: Sold to Brave Commander SA, Panama. Renamed MECCA 1.
3/8 1985: Had fire in her engine room when in Suez. Later repaired.
Jan 1986: Sold to Khaled Fouda, Kairo, Egypt (Registered in Panama). Renamed AL HUSSEIN II.
Jan. 1991: Sold to El Salam Trading & Shipping, Kairo, Egypt, (Registered in Panama) Renamed AL-QUAMAR AL-SAUDI AL-MISRI 1.
1992: Renamed MECCA 1.
1993: Renamed AL-QUAMAR AL-SAUDI II.
1994: Renamed MECCA 1.
28/3 1994: Aground about 15 miles off Safaga. Refloted by own power.
March 1998: Laid up in Suez.
1999: Sold to Brave Commander, SA, San Lorenzo, Honduras. Was to be renamed FAGR.
Jan.1999: Laid up at Port Tewfik near Suez.
19/4 2000: Capsized and sank off Port Tewfik (Suez) during a storm that struck the Red Sea.
Oct.2002: Refloated.
15/10 2002: Arrived local breakers in Suez, Egypt to be broken up.