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MS Astor is a cruise ship owned by the Germany-based Premicon, under charter to the Germany-based Transocean Tours. She was built in 1987 under the name Astor by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW), Kiel in West Germany for the Mauritius-based Marlan Corporation, although originally ordered by the South African Safmarine as a combined ocean liner/cruise ship for the Southampton-Cape Town service. On 28 November 2008, an attempted pirate attack on the Astor in the Gulf of Oman was prevented by the German frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Vital Statistics

Length 176m
Beam 23m
Draft 6m
Tonnage 5,500 DWT
Decks 7
Capacity 650
Crew 300
Top Speed 18.0 kts (20.7 mph)
MMSI 308214000
IMO 8506373
Call Sign C6JR3