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    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
    "Randgrid" is a shuttle tanker, loading oil from a specially designed buoy away from the main platform.
    They take in their load through a huge tube in the bow....
    When you first mentioned the Heidrun platform I was distantly remembering things from when I had more contact with folk involved in offshore, and it has only taken your comments on the Randgrid photo to revive my interest!
    Delving further, it looks like Randgrid has both STL and BLS.
    See list of vessels under heading STL ships in: http://www.apl.no/APLWeb/Templates/L...ge.aspx?id=476).
    and Bow Loading:
    http://www.apl.no/aplweb/templates/L...ge.aspx?id=461

    Really nice illustrated document about STL, well worth a look:
    http://www.offshoremoorings.org/moor...F/stl_0408.pdf

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      "With Junior" under building at Moen Slip, Kolvereid: delivery expected early April 2009:



      More info on the new building: http://www.ulvan-rederi.no/tbn.htm
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        Visiting sail yacht at Rørvik yesterday, March 9th 2009: named Axe Beluga:



        Boat delivered by http://www.osmooz.com/
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          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          named Axe Beluga:
          looks a bit...beluga whale-ish.........

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            I have never sailed a cabin sized catamaran. I have sailed small 14-18 foot catamarans but never anything large enough that you are really screwed if you capsize. I have always drawn a certain amount of comfort from a monohull knowing that even if I am slow at the wheel, the boat will come back up. Someday I shall have to try a cat. My wife wants one for the extra space and I suppose not having your drink spilled with a gust of wind is a good thing.

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              On the 28th of February 2009, the missionary ship Elieser 6 came to Rørvik and had one evening meeting before hurrying northwards:

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                SAR-vessel "Det Norske Veritas" sailing out this sunday at around noon


                And here comes Doris..., not H, but J Well, today her name is "ECL Commander"



                Photos: ©S. Ludvigsen
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                  "ECL Commander" superstructure...


                  "Sea Explorer" (Now a researchvessel for the oil industry, former "Marjata" a intelligence vessel for the norwegian intelligence service)


                  Carferry B/F Driva leaving Kr-sund Mek. ship yard

                  Photos: ©S. Ludvigsen
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                    This one's for Sterkoder:

                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Talbor passed earlier this evening:

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                        Fantastic delivery there, Jan-Olav!!! Thank you!!!!

                        Do you take the pictures from your home...?

                        EDIT: By the way; M/F STORFJORD is 24,8 NM southwest heading Rørvik with 12,9 knots. Should be just under two hours before she's in, but then it must be too dark even for your camera...??
                        Last edited by Sterkoder; March 15th, 2009, 20:47.
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                          Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                          Fantastic delivery there, Jan-Olav!!! Thank you!!!!

                          Do you take the pictures from your home...?

                          EDIT: By the way; M/F STORFJORD is 24,8 NM southwest heading Rørvik with 12,9 knots. Should be just under two hours before she's in, but then it must be too dark even for your camera...??
                          Never too dark for me... I can tweak the ISO range of my EOS 50D all the way down to 12800: it'll be a dark image, but it should be possible to see the lights!.

                          I think the time will be about the same time as Kong Harald leaves Rørvik tonight.
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                            Bulk Carrier "Spar Eight" sailing out the fjord after loading at Eide. This image is taken just a couple of kilometers from my home...

                            ©S. Ludvigsen
                            Last edited by Sterkoder; March 21st, 2009, 00:35.
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                              Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                              To close the net in the bottom is called to "snurpe" in norwegian,
                              Oh, another fun Norwegian word..snurpe! It makes me giggle and smile...just like "snart"....

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                                Originally posted by Asimut
                                Some fishing vessel passing by Tromsø today.

                                "Straumberg" with 300 tons capelin



                                Not sure if it's just the camera angle that makes this vessel look so low in the water? The water looks calm enough, and yet the tip of her bow still seems to be just above the water line! It looks like it would not take to much of a swell to wash completely over her foredeck. Is this usual for these vessels to sit this low in the water?

                                Im not sure what we would do if we saw one of our local trawlers coming in that low in the water, i think we would either call the lifeboat out or call the fish market to tell them to bring send a bigger truck down to the harbour that evening! Lots of fish!
                                Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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