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

    Follow the brand new M/F Korsfjord home to Norway

    Dear family members,

    As most of you may have realized, I have been away a lot lately. There is a reason and you shouldn't worry at all. The past two weeks, I've been doing my duty on board my present car ferry, the M/F Fosen.

    The past two days, we've been at Bergen Fosen Yards at Kvithylla (the place out in the Trondheimsfjord where the World was built), to do some maintenance and to change a broken main mast.

    Later this week, I will be away on a course for personnel on gas-driven vessels, it will take place in Trondheim this coming Friday.

    Sunday, I will be away for an extra full day shift on board the car ferry Sogn: the last day Sogn will be a supplement ferry on the Flakk-Rørvik run this year. She will after Sunday and end of charter, sail south and go to shipyard for general maintenance.

    Late Sunday night, and during the night to Monday morning, I will drive down to Molde. Monday morning, I will be on a meeting at Fjord1 MRF headquarters before I will join Korsfjord's sister ferry "Romsdalsfjord" for training and familiarization between Molde and Vestnes.

    The following day, Tuesday evening, I will fly from Molde to Poland, via Oslo and Copenhagen, and join my new assignment, the M/F Korsfjord.

    Flag change for Korsfjord happened on October 25th (yesterday) and Saturday next week, 6th of November, we will perform the christening ceremony in Gdansk, Poland.

    Most likely on Sunday November 7th or on Monday November 8th, we will depart from Poland and start on the journey, the maiden voyage home to Norway.

    You may also follow our AIS track here: http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

    You will all be able to follow us here on CVF, as I will try to update my contacts along our routes. If anyone lives along the route, and wants an update by SMS, please let me know now: thinking especially about places such as Haugesund, Bergen, the west coast, Molde, Kristiansund and Trondheim. This will give you the exclusive opportunity to photograph my new ferry. I'd love to see photos taken from bridges along our route.

    PS: My camera will OFF COURSE be with me on the whole journey home, and otherwise as much as I can during the final days before and after christening.

    I don't think I need to let you all know that I'm proud, really proud to be going to Poland to be the Captain on the christening and her maiden voyage home.
    Last edited by pakarang; October 29th, 2010, 20:43. Reason: Thread no longer exclusive to CVF members: open for everyone's reading pleasure.

  • pakarang
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    Tresfjord as seen from Munken on December 28th 2018...

    2018_12_29 Tresfjord-IMG_3484 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2018_12_29 Tresfjord-IMG_3485 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

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  • Seagull
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    I never really stopped to think that the K was the ship on which you had served the longest - and that as captain too. That;s quite a thought, and for sure an emotional one.

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  • pakarang
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    I guess it's still so fresh in my mind, but I do really miss my K....

    Within time, I guess she will surely fade into history. But after all, the K has become the ship I have served the longest time on board, of any ships from my life.

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  • ombugge
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    Here is the first of the new ferries that will be operating on the Hareide - Sulesund route:
    https://www.skipsrevyen.no/article/m...jCuMLFLePgKrsk

  • ombugge
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    Glutra is temporary replacement for one of the two new ferries that will be used on the Hareide - Sulesund route. They will be delivered in the nearest few weeks.

  • Sterkoder
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    What I don't understand:
    GLUTRA was once specially designed and built to operate the Seivika-Tømmervåg stretch between Kristiansund and Tustna/Aure, a stretch that over the years has become one of the most used connections in this region besides the Kanestraum-Halsa stretch of course.
    Then, MRF (now Fjord1) won the battle to get the Flakk-Rørvik stretch and then they "stole" GLUTRA, added a few meters to her length and started to use her there.
    What we got in return between Seivika-Tømmervåg? Well, what do we usually end up with here in this part of the county? Near scrap: two former Flakk-Rørvik workhorses BJØRNSUND and NORDMØRE, the latter now changed with the just as old STORDAL. (All of them built in 1979, for crying out loud...., 40 years old this year!!!).
    Then Fjord1 loose the battle for Flakk-Rørvik and GLUTRA is again "free". But do we get her back to continue Seivika-Tømmervåg as her new capacity is much needed?
    Nope, of course not. She's "more" needed in the southern part of the county, where the Fjord1 is more "at home".
    Now, they say we will get brand new ferries to operate in my part of the county, the so called "Nordmørspakken"..., but for us who has lived a few years, and heard "breaking news" and fairytales from MRF/Fjord1 a few times before...., the "Nordmørspakken" is X-FILES for me (you don't belive it before you actually see it).
    Ooooo...., grumpy old man today, Mr. Sterkoder? YES!

    Excuse me for emptying my gut over Fjord1 in this thread, but since GLUTRA came on the table...
    Last edited by Sterkoder; January 3rd, 2019, 13:49.

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  • ombugge
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    And Glutra has started her Hareide - Sulesund run.

  • ombugge
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    Looks like Korsfjord didn't get much rest. She is now on the busy Molde - Vestnes route:
    https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...311678/zoom:10

  • Seagull
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    Having just been enjoying the Christmas stars on the hurtigrutes Bengt has been photographing in Tromsø, I realise I didn't mention how great Korsfjord's looks in your #1277.
    What a super project that was for your fine trainee engineer - Viggio ? - not sure how to spell his name - and so haven't kept track of how his career developed.

    I can't be sure if there was such a seasonal decoration on Fosen or if it is an FNS thing at all, but in any case brand new ferries come without traditions.

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  • ombugge
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    Yes Korsfjord is at Bolsones. Nothing said about her next assignment that I know of (??):
    https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...311678/zoom:15

    Glutra has arrived at Flatholmen in Aalesund, ready to enter the Hareide - Sulesund route tomorrow:
    Last edited by ombugge; December 31st, 2018, 18:36.

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  • pakarang
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    Yeah, I agree.... always thought that too. She has a very strange profile from the pakarang stand.

    See she's docked at Bolsønes Verft in Molde as we speak, as well as Glutra having reached her next assignments.

    Tresfjord will remain for a while.

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  • Tommi
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    2018_12_05 EOS5D-Korsfjrod gas bunkering-IMG_7188 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    Korsfjord is one of the most interesting ships seen here from the "pakarang perspective" point of view. Looking a bit funny with that "chopped off" deck.

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  • Seagull
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    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
    Anyone still interested in this thread?....
    Silly question! - me…me
    Seems like somewhat choppy waters on the fjord that day, the 19th - attractive light, unusual views and still a bit of ferry history even when not exactly 'last times'! And a first time at the new ferry dock too. So that's what it looks like - terrific image, #1278/1.

    And the photos of Korsfjord on the 5th - I'm looking at #1279/2 which I especially like, and the drone shots too complete with Finnmarken - and I'm marvelling at how you are still taking such distinctly different images of the K after all these years.

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  • pakarang
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    Within the next 24 hours or so, some time, K will be history here in Trondheim....

    2018_12_05 EOS5D-Korsfjrod gas bunkering-IMG_7186 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2018_12_05 EOS5D-Korsfjrod gas bunkering-IMG_7188 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2018_12_05 EOS5D-Korsfjrod gas bunkering-IMG_7190 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2018_12_05 MAVIC-Korsfjrod gas bunkering-DJI_0040 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2018_12_05 MAVIC-Korsfjrod gas bunkering-DJI_0048 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

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