Arrival of OASIA

The former 1973-built VISTAFJORD/CARONIA/SAGA RUBY has arrived at Penang prior to commencing a new life as a stationary hotel at Yangon.

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MV OASIA at Penang. Photo and copyright Captain Igor 2014.

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MV OASIA at Penang. Photo and copyright Captain Igor 2014.

Sporting her new name OASIA, the recently sold former SAGA RUBY was spotted in the Malaysian port of Penang today, presumably before proceeding to Yangon to begin her next career as an hotel ship.

With very special thanks to Captain Marek Amielanczyk.

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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