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Indian passenger ship 'Akbar' of 1972
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No: 22673   Contributor: David T. Jackson   Year: 1972   Manufacturer: Helsingor, Elsinore, Denmark   Country: Bahrain
Indian passenger ship 'Akbar' of 1972

Bombay-registered passenger ship "Akbar" (6,600 tong gross, built 1972 by Helsingør Skibs. & Msk., Helsingør, Denmark), owned by Mogul Line Ltd., arriving at Mina Salman jetty, Bahrain, in July 1972. She was built to operate as a pilgrim ship with 80 1st class passengers & 1,500 pilgrims or as a general cargo ship with 12 passengers only. In 1986 Mogul Line was merged into the Shipping Corporation of India, for whom she is still operating (mid-2013) on the Indian mainland to Port Blair (Andaman Is.) service; her present passenger capacity is given as 121 cabin & 1,414 bunk/deck.
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