The MV Sinbad was built in 1981 for the Swedish Coast Guard, under the name of “HMS SKREDSVIK”. In 1983, the Coast Guard sold the vessel to the Swedish Navy, who used the vessel as a Minesweeper, dive support vessel for commandos and frigate patrol vessel until 2003.
In 1993, she was lengthened 6 meters and rebuilt. Again in 2003, she was completely refitted and the engine room overhauled with a Hedemora engines, Volvo generator, Kamewa system.
In 2011, The HMS SKREDSVIK was bought by Sinbad Navigation to be used in the Red Sea to protect merchant navy ships from Piracy. The SKREDSVIK become the MV SINBAD after reflagging her under the Mongolian Republic in September 2011.
After a short spell in the Gulf of Oman, she is now back in her original lovation as a logistics base for security companies operating in the Red Sea.
Under her new ownership, the MV Sinbad has been upgraded to perform her new role as a logistics base. The numerous upgrades but to name a few include:
- A best in class fresh water maker capable of producing 7-9T of water/Day.
- A fully functioning armory, built to military specifications;
- A high speed internet connection separated for both staff and passengers;
- Additional bunk and life support in line with the manning certificate of the flag.