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    Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
    .....2. The need of eleven ships for twelve months a year is continuing... and so is the life of our beloved Nordstjernen and Lofoten!!!
    Not to completely destroy your day, but as mentioned in the previous post, this is also the end of the two old ships. Within the 8 year contract period, there is now a "permission" for the Hurtigruten Group to replace both old ships Nordstjernen and Lofoten.

    According to articles in the media, a new replacement ship is to be built to replace Nordstjernen while Finnmarken will eventually return from Australia to replace Lofoten.

    I have created a new thread where we can discuss the new building in more detail:

    http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...-enter-service.
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      1. Finnmarken will as long stay in Australia as she will be needed there. The oil company has an option for further 18 months and did not cancel it up to now. Charter out the ship brings important additional money into the company (f.e. to finance a new ship). It is also stated in the annual report, that the charter business will remain a part of the Hurtigruten business. That means they're open for new inquiries.
      2. A new ship has to be planned and built first. This will at least take two or three years.
      3. Hurtigruten will receive less money from the government, if a ship does not run due to repairs and maintenance. So they should have a replacement option (extra-ship)
      4. Different to the last winters the new contract requires daily departure also during the winter season. They are not more allowed to cancel one departure per week. Another reason to have a replacement option (extra-ship).

      If the government would have decided for the five-day sailing option, the immediate end for LO and NX would have been the 1st January 2012. So this is good news!
      Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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        I do agree with you Ralf. You do seem to have the very same opinion as me.

        As you also mention, to build a new ship will take some years. First they have to design a general lay out, then design on which one to build, then make an MoU, and then do the actual building.

        This is at least 3 years into the future in my opinion.

        I do hope they will pick a Norwegian shipyard to build it.

        But, those details, we can discuss in the "new ships thread".
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          A funny new look at the new deal with the Government:

          http://www.adressa.no/meninger/leder/article1619903.ece

          CEO Hegnar and the Government hand in hand: 10 years ago, Hurtigruten was basically told to manage by themselves, now, the CEO has managed to double its subsidies from the Government.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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            www.seereisenportal.de is reporting about an interview with Olav Fjell. That was heard:

            With the new contract the company gets the opportunity for planning and building a new ship for the coastal service. The "Finnmarken" will come back in coastal service after her 3-years-charter in Australia.

            So it seems they drew their option down under, which is not surprising, because they recently enlarged their works there and they expect first gas delivery in 2014 or 2015. So there seems to be some time left for our old ships.
            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              Though winter for Hurtigruten.

              The number of passengers on Hurtigruten Group's ships increased with 15% in first quarter of this year (2011), compared with last years numbers.

              But, the company is struggling to increase profitability.

              In first quarter, the operation-results landed on -89,6 million NOK, a weakening from the operational deficit of -72,4 million last year.

              The income increased from 727,8 million NOK during last years first quarter, to 797,9 million NOK this year.

              Source: http://e24.no/toeff-vinter-for-hurtigruten/20056900
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                Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                iTromsø and Hurtigruten is reporting good numbers right now... 62 million NOK on the plus-side, but warn that the whole-years numbers aren't that good yet.

                http://www.itromso.no/nyheter/Reise/article478068.ece
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                  Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                  ...and I wonder how the Nordlys accident will affect the results for Q3? Insurance will cover much of the expenses, but still... Numbers are ready 10th of November.

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                    Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                    To answer myself At the presentation of Q3 today, Olav Fjell said that the 3 incidetns and the 1 accident would cost Hurtigruten about 60 millions for the whole 2011.

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                      Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                      There's going to be a lot of HRG ships in Trondheim this week. Both Trollfjord and Kong Harald have canceled Trondheim - Bergen due to the weather. Both ships will be laying at Ila, TF until 28, KH until 29 of december.

                      http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/n...elag/1.7929407
                      http://www.hurtigruten.no/Norge/prak...-og-endringer/

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                        Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                        Richard With was north bound in Aalesund yesterday. She is still here, moored up on Stornespiren, which is not the normal place for Hurtigruten while in Aalesund:


                        Forecast for Aalesund tonight is W'ly 32 m/s with gusts to 40-45 m/s from 2100 to 0100 hrs.

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                          Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                          http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/trondh...cle1748972.ece

                          Four Hurtigruter in Trondheim!!
                          Cheers,

                          Mark.

                          www.pologlover.co.uk

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                            Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                            "Tirsdag kveld var det særdeles høy tetthet av hurtigruteskip i Trondheim Havn. Hele fire skip lå da til kai. "

                            "Tuesday night of there was a particularly high density of hurtigruter in Trondheim harbour. All together there were four ships lying at the quay."

                            Party!!

                            (Apologies for the usual poor translation! Not the type of thing we talk about at home!)
                            Last edited by PoloUK; December 28th, 2011, 18:03.
                            Cheers,

                            Mark.

                            www.pologlover.co.uk

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                              It's so great that it's become a kind of celebratory event, with (as far as my language skills allow me to judge!) good press in the media, and far from anything to complain about - even I guess for those foreigners aboard on holiday.

                              For a H-geek like me it is for sure the year when I really wish I had been there during this festive period!

                              Edit: crossed with your #148 Mark!...you anticipated my language skills reference!!!!!!!!
                              Last edited by Seagull; December 28th, 2011, 18:11.

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                                Re: Hurtigruten ASA - news and comments

                                Never happened before, apart from the 1997 Ski Championship in Trondheim I guess....

                                http://www.adressa.no/nyheter/trondh...cle1748972.ece



                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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