MS Fram

MS Fram is a passenger vessel operated by the Norway-based Hurtigruten Group. The ship is named after the original Fram, the ship used by explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. The ship operates in the Arctic Ocean and around Greenland in the summer, and cruises around Antarctica at other times of the year.[2][3] In December 2007, the ship lost power and struck a glacier in Antarctica, sustaining damage to the starboard side; the collision did not affect the ship's seaworthiness.[4]

MS Fram on its maiden voyage in Greenland.
Name: MS Fram
Operator: Hurtigruten
Port of registry: Tromsø, Norway
Builder: Fincantieri, Italy
Laid down: March 2006
Launched: 18 November 2006[1]
Christened: May 2007
Identification: IMO number: 9370018
Status: In service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 12,700 GT
Length: 114 m (374 ft 0 in)
Beam: 20.2 m (66 ft 3 in)
Decks: Eight
Ice class: 1B
Speed: 13 knots (24.08 km/h; 14.96 mph)
  • 400 passengers
  • 280 berths[2][3]



  1. "Press Release: The "Fram" Launched in Molfacone". Fincantieri. 18 November 2006. Retrieved 11 July 2011.
  2. "MS Fram". Hurtigruten. Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  3. "MS Fram - Cruise Liner". Ship Retrieved 11 March 2010.
  4. Associated Press (December 29, 2007). "Norwegian Cruise Ship Hits Iceberg in Antarctic". Fox News. Retrieved 11 March 2010.


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