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    "Chemstar Eagle" further up here from a couple of days back, got visit from a bit smaller tanker early friday morning; "Brøvig Vindur"




    Russian trawler "Rybachiy" moored at Sterkoder Shipyard this morning. Yesterday saw a crewchange on board that vessel, resulting in a Boeing 737 from Aeroflot Nord at Kvernberget airport. (Nope..., I went to bed early).


    "Acergy Falcon" moored at Vestbase at 07:45 AM today

    All pictures: ©S. Ludvigsen
    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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      Uploaded pictures of the oil rig "Stena Don" on page 18 of this thread.
      Today I took some new one in intense sunlight at 07:45 AM before job start.
      I took these pictures from dock #9 down at Vestbase




      See how the waves reflect in the windows of the bridge


      Two of the lifeboats


      Underside of the rig main deck


      One of the pontoons and one of the anchors retracted

      All pictures: ©S. Ludvigsen
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        "Raguva" anchored at Freifjord this saturday afternoon, as seen from my little airplane
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          ....sooo you had a nice weekend!!
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            Sterkoder, I think you could hire yourself out as an aerial photographer!!!

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              Ralf and ehp:

              Yepp...., I had a great weekend. You know, it's quite impossible to fly and take pictures at the same time, and on top of it all, just doing that has nothing to do with flying safe...

              But, the aircraft owners sometimes rent their airplane to professional photographers, such as the local newspaper and so on. That way we club pilots can once in a while get an hour of flying for free...
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                oh yeah...., almost forgot.... Drove around down at the oilfield service base Vestbase early this morning, and at dock #2 was "Acergy Falcon"...., still....


                And at dock #3 was the Falkland Islands registered "Ernest Shackleton"
                (Had to go back to work, so this bad angle was the best I could do)
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                  Better view of "Ernest Shackleton" today, as the vessel was moored in the Kristiansund harbour




                  And in the main mast is a towerhouse to be used when sailing in heavily icepacked waters.
                  It looks like it's not only a viewtower, but that the vessel can be controlled totally from there. But then again, I don't know...


                  The seismic vessel "GEO Baltic" moored in front of the Shackleton





                  The brand new "Troms Castor"


                  Before I drove from the city center, the cargo vessel "Freifjord" came in to dock


                  And finally, the new training lifeboat belonging to the new trainingcompany RESQ here in Kristiansund. Cute little thing, isn't it...?

                  All pictures: ©S. Ludvigsen
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    Nice to see the proper ice breaker Ernest Schakleton!

                    That new training lifeboat reminds me of a painted Easter egg...
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                      Nice to see the proper ice breaker Ernest Schakleton!

                      That new training lifeboat reminds me of a painted Easter egg...
                      Yes..., I tend to agree, but look at those classic wonderful lines and shape of the hull beneath the rubber edge between the hull and "superstructure"...

                      But, it is many, many years since a lifeboat was a pretty thing to look at for one who loves nice lines in a hull....
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                        In that last photograph Signe 1 looks almost like she is planing with her bow up high. I am thinking how much fun a days fishing aboard her would be.

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                          The huge pipelayer "Solitaire" came in to Kristiansund last night.
                          There will be some crew change and loading of equipment and other stuff for a new long periode at sea.
                          This vessel laid the gaspipe from Ormen Lange down to England....
                          Supply vessel "Highland Rover" looks like a little boat






                          Some superstructure, huh...? And look at the width of that brige...


                          The pipelaying boom. With this boom out the vessel reach 400 meters long


                          "Polarbjørn" leaves Kristiansund. This is the sistership to "Ernest Shacleton", but as you can see, this one has a helideck up front...


                          "Stormfuglen" at its homeport


                          "Bergen Nordic" passing Hestskjær lighthouse

                          All pictures: ©S. Ludvigsen
                          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                            Sterkoder the 'Solitaire' is absolutely HUGE! That's the sort of vessel you would stare at for ages if you saw it on the horizon, and whilst staring you would be thinking 'WHAT THE HELL???'
                            And i just love the very tiny looking (in comparison) tug that is with the 'Solitaire'. She looks like a real classic!
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                              Drove around at Vestbase this morning before job again, and as yesterday, "Solitaire" is still resting on the fjord
                              (The little tug is 26 meters long)


                              An overview image of the western part of Vestbase


                              "Island Challenger" at dock #7


                              "Island Wellserver" at dock #8




                              "Subsea Viking" built at Sterkoder Shipyard here in Kristiansund, seen here at dock #2

                              All pictures: ©S. Ludvigsen
                              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                                Tridens must be some kind of research vessel I would presume...
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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