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RENAMED THREAD: The Korsfjord, and the official FLAKK-RØRVIK thread.

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    2017_10_17 MAVIC Kvithylla Korsfjord-DJI_0619 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2017_10_17 MAVIC Kvithylla Korsfjord-DJI_0617 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      2017_10_17 MAVIC Kvithylla Korsfjord-DJI_0615 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

      2017_10_17 MAVIC Kvithylla Korsfjord-DJI_0613 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        Really like all of these last pictures. Have to agree with Cecilia, but I can also put all my points on #1244/2
        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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          I think all your photos taken with the drone are excellent.
          Have not designated me any favorite pictures as I think they are great everyone of them.
          Best wishes from
          Bengt Domben

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            It is amazing, how fast tecnology is proceeding. When Korsfjord started, it was quite new and innovative with LNG powered propulsion, and just some moments later it is about to be replaced by battery power. Quite a task on days with heavy winds and weather, when the ship will need multiple power! Will there be enough time then to recharge the batteries?
            I am reading a lot of test reports with the e-powered cars, and their promised range is pulverized in severe conditions.
            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              How about battery fire on board a ferry?
              The firebrigade say they struggle to extinguish a battery fire in a car, so in most cases they let it burn out.
              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                Silly questions, and there will be an answer to that, because we stated quite obvious questions. But please be patient with us, we are really interested.
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                  Dear friends!

                  Thank you all for the comments and the feedback!

                  Yes, as Ralf says... back when K was new, LNG was the height of technology. Today, a good handful years later, the technology is nearly "outdated" already. As far as I understand, only a couple of ferry-tenders announced these days are "traditional propulsion". I think there is only one tender that requires diesel engines (Moss-Horten near Oslo). Mostly all are no alternative power, and especially batteries.

                  It will be an extremely exciting time in the months ahead as we have to adjust and learn the ways of batteries.

                  Apparently, the battery packs will be stored in enclosed containers similar to the LNG-engines of today. Fire is not impossible but difficult in controlled environment. Norwegian Maritime Directorate is leading the way with new stringent regulations I presume.

                  Crossing will be done by "computers" in an auto-crossing system.... while docking and departure will be "manually". Charging will be done automatically during the 3 minutes of terminal time every half an hour. There will also be auto-mooring systems by magnets, so that we don't need to haul those heavy ropes anymore.

                  Will be very exciting to see the future roll in now....
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    Less than a year more to go, and Korsfjord will be on her way....

                    2018_01_03 MAVIC RAW-Korsfjord-DJI_0047 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                    2018_01_03 MAVIC RAW-Korsfjord-DJI_0045 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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                      Blog comment to:
                      bLOG update Jan-4 "Entering the final year on Korsfjord"

                      Oh how I remember that night too, and my unforgettable, crazy, wonderful, scampering around Norway to catch up with you and the K after challenging conditions in the Baltic!
                      (Best shipspotting of my life - and that indelible memory of watching you working the ropes…)

                      Again, thanks for the ‘bonus images’ on the forum. As already discussed there, and as well as the move to periodic re-tendering commercial practice for public services which has also happened here in the UK, it is noteworthy how rapidly 'new technology' has moved on in a relatively short time. Exciting times in many ways, to which I hope you can respond to your personal satisfaction.

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                        Things do change fast - this LNG-powered ferry is now - after just 7 years in service - somewhat "outdated".

                        The thing right now is batteries. All about the batteries. Green technology.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          Perhaps time to make a new thread for the new technology on the way: the brand new all-electric LAGATUN and MUNKEN.... the largest battery powered ferries in the world.

                          https://www.nrk.no/trondelag/bygger-...jer-1.13884818
                          Landets kraftigste elferjer vil innen året er omme stå klare til å trafikkere i Trondheimsfjorden. Når ladetårnene er oppe vil strøm tilsvarende kapasiteten hos én Tesla overføres til ferjene per minutt.
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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                          • Ralf__
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                            Of course... as soon as you can give us news about it!

                          Have look at the new ferry being built for Pakarang:
                          http://www.smp.no/nyheter/2018/03/15...t-16291233.ece

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                            Thank you very much, ombugge

                            Here is some more information:

                            http://www.captainsvoyage.com/its-a-...-18-hours.html
                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                              Lagatun arrived in Norway from Poland this last March 15th:

                              2018_03_15-DJI Mavic PRO-Lagatun-DJI_0871 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                              2018_03_15-DJI Mavic PRO-Lagatun-DJI_0876 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                              2018_03_15-DJI Mavic PRO-Lagatun-DJI_0889 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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