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  • Perhaps Norway's most photographed ferry?

    Korsfjord at Flakk - Rørvik:









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    • Glutra as eye-candy for those who likes candy:

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      • Interesting comparison. It is of course only an aesthetical issue, but since ferries like Glutra look fresh painted and in excellent condition, ferries with gates like Korsfjord will always look rusty.
        Cost reduction effect, i know, but you eat with your eyes first. Maybe that is a reason to be a fan of the classical ferries.
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        • You are very true... the blue paint on the bow-plate and ramp will never be blue for a long time.... I guess only when she was brand new.

          There are definately large differences in these vessels: both aesthetically and operations-wise. They are very different in every single way.

          Korsfjord is however a great "traffic machine" easy to load and unload.... I guess there will always be pro's and con's about everything!
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          • A fascinating discussion during one of those long night watches some weeks back: what if Norway had most of it's months with temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius, 23 hours of sunlight...

            The country would be so different: no winter depression, people would be more out, days would be fuller, perhaps even the infrastructure and population would be higher... maybe we even would have palm trees, and beaches, more industry....

            These images were taken during the best time of the year, between 2 and 3 AM, with sufficient light and a nice temperature.

            These are the night-watches you dream of, but sadly, there are only one or two shifts like this, perhaps three with some luck.







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            • I love seeing the world from the air... it's an amazing place, an amazing play ground... thank heaven for giving me the ability to grow wings and fly:







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              • This is my favorite image... and yes, some of you may not like it at all, because I admit that it's stretched and edited in ..... that horrible Photoshop....

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                • - and these are the two last images taken before my wings were exhausted and needed some rest (I'm not an angel but a heavy guy with undersized wings)....



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                  • Tommi
                    Tommi commented
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                    Nice! I know that ship!

                  • Ralf__
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                    How often has the vehicle deck to be painted? I do not remeber to have seen such remarkable traces. But of course i never did take care of...

                • Thanks guys!

                  The vehicle deck should be repainted at least once a year, but it's a cost issue naturally, and it takes time which is hard to fit in a schedule which has the ship operating every day of the year. We normally try doing this some time during the summer, but also, trailers with chains and metalspikes on the shipsdeck eats paint really, really fast.
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                  • Ralf__
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                    Sure, i did not think about that. You are allowed to use metalspikes in Norway, which is forbidden in Germanny since many years...
                    Thanks for the explanation.

                • Metal spikes are allowed - IF you pay an additional tax of 1400NOK per season! This is after all, a tax-heaven for all the wrong reasons!

                  Here are two images of Tresfjord earlier this summer:



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                  • Ah - so perhaps batteries are included after all.

                    "The Trondheim Fjord is the third-longest fjord in Norway. With a habitat that is home to over 90 species of fish, it offers very rich and diverse marine life. This is where the two new, electrically powered ferries of Fosen-Namsos Sjø AS come in. At a length of 106 meters and build at the Mykelbust shipyard, which is operated by Norwegian shipbuilding company Kleven, the two ferries each offer space for 390 passengers, 130 cars and ten trucks. As so-called "flying bridges", the low-emissions ferries are deployed on the 7.2-kilometer long route between the tourist site Flakk near Trondheim and Rørvik. The environmentally friendly propulsion technology used on both ships comes from Siemens AS in Trondheim."

                    Full press release here ... https://newscenter.siemens.com/sieme...059854&lang=en - apologies for the six references to Siemens - we try to give ourselves a maximum of two references when we write stuff from our bit of it!
                    Cheers,

                    Mark.

                    www.pologlover.co.uk

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                    • hahahahahahahahahahaha..... when did Flakk and/or Rørvik become TOURIST SITES?

                      Just 1,5 years away, and I will hopefully have to change my company-logo-jacket back to my old company.... not much official information to share as of yet though.
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                      • The future is here soon: http://www.smp.no/naeringsliv/2017/0...ick_articles=2

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                        • From maneuvering to overseeing the computers in the future....

                          Autocrossing is from a financial aspect a wonderful blessing, because we already have information that the power consumption and such for the new ferries, will be extremely tight. I have often thought about systems like these and that they will eventually come, and I have also been asking for systems like these... the route pre-programmed, and the track exactly the same distance each trip (down to the last meter). It's something the airlines already have, and the cost savings are considerable.

                          The computer will continuously calculate and recalculate exactly what speed it need to be at the next marker, or on the other side in a special pre-programmed spot.

                          Interesting how technology is fast changing our world now.

                          What I do not like about the whole thing is the inclement weather aspect (which the Captain will naturally take over all controls), but perhaps the loss of crew members (reduced manning of the ships). More sailors on the market and without a job.
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                          • I really shouldn't be posting more images of the ferry, but these shots are just a few days old.

                            The reason for our trip to town was not shopping:

                            http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...nance-day.html



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