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Boknafjord between Hareid and Sulesund. She is now borrowed from Stavangerske AS (I have also heard that Tide Sjø has bought her) for a while when the Tidefjord is at the drydocks for a couple of weeks. She will also be there when the other ferry Tidesund is at the drydocks.
Ex. Austrheim -1995
Ex. Bjørnefjord - 2001
Built in 1986 at Trønderverftet, Hommelvik
86,24 meters long
15,5 meters wide
"I may not be able to control the wind, but I can adjust my sails."
It just struck me, Norway must be one of the largest ferry countries in the world. I don't think there are many countries which comes even close to the number we have in service in these fjords and seas....
This is an old ferry, which I'm not sure is still alive or not: her name was Vågan and on this image, she sailed under the house flag of Vesterålens Dampskipsselskap (Steamshipcompany).
Photo from Vesterålens Dampskipsselskap
MF "VÅGAN" is still alive. Sailing Svolvær-Skutvik (Lofoten-Hamarøy in Nordland) this winter. At least she was sailig the day a was a passanger. And according to an.no (Avisa Nordland), she will be sailing this summer-season together with MF STETIND.
Here is a ferry of a type previously used to carry lorries to and from the Refineries on Pulau Bukom and other Islands off mainland Singapore.
Now trading containers on trucks across Singapore Strait, to/from Batam Island, Indonesia.
And here is the replacement on the Pu.Bukom run. (Soon to be replaced by an underwater tunnel)
Several of the other refinery islands has been joined into the large Jurong Island, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway.
This is one of Wightlinks ro ro ferries that serve the Portsmouth - Fishbourne route (Fishbourne Isle of Wight). This is the 'St Faith' just heading into the Fishbourne terminal.
And here she is docked but with the bow ramp still up. I would have stopped to take some pictures of her unloading, but as i had to catch this ferry i had to get back to my car to present my ticket to the staff member that was rapidly approaching my car in the Que!
Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.
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