The SPS Oulu has an interesting background and she has also served under Finnish navy. Now she has returned back to her homeport. Our ship has received the highly respected Special Purpose Ship (SPS) –status at 2011. Ferry coffee / tea + ship’s corks are offered during the trip. Departure from Toppila harbour.
Duration: approximately 1 hour
Group size: 10 – 12
We reserve the right to cancel the program if the minimum size of the group is not reached.
Oulu Ship History:
Built in 1963 at Reposaari Engineering Workshop, Pori, for use by the Maritime Administration, as an inspection vessel for the Oulu Pilot District. The ship has a length of 36.7 meters, a width of 9 meters and a draft of 3.2 meters.
In this task, it was the name of Oulu by 1982, when it moved to Saimaa and was renamed Soisalo. In 1988, the duties of the vessel changed again, as it was further transferred to the naval forces by FNS Kustaanmiekka as the name of the surveillance vessel.
In 2007, the Navy removed the ship from its fleet and the Merellinen Oulu Association bought the ship for a nominal amount. At that time the name of the ship was changed from Kustaanmiekka to m / s Oulu, more commonly known as Oulu ship.
Currently, one of the two siblings of the Oulu ship are operating, probably in Australia, and another sister ship has been scrapped in Latvia.
Today, the ship is a combination of modern technology and the ship’s nostalgic history tradi-tions.
The ship is suitable for transport, education and culture.