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    Sterkoder was right. Atlantida is Hurtigrutens New ship!"

    http://www.nord24.no/her-er-hurtigru...p/s/5-32-31884
    Regards; Sigve.
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    IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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      It is now official, the Atlantida has been purchased and will replace Midnatsol when she is in Antartica: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/article11259513.ece

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      • ombugge
        ombugge commented
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        Look like we posted simultaneously here Sigve.

      The New ship, drawing from Hurtigruten.

      Regards; Sigve.
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      IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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        I kind of wished a smaller ship, and smaller she is.
        I have a feeling that this ship will be known as the Hurtigrute that really ain't a Hurtigrute. It must be ages ago when a ship that wasn't custom built to the steamer traffic was sailing in route? I recon it will be splendid when finished.

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        • Sigve
          Sigve commented
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          Let's hope. I'm not very impressed. But I reckon that this was the best they could do with the time available. To design and build a new ship would take longer time. I hope they will give us GA-plans and more details in the near future.

        I cannot find a deck plan for the pressent arrangement, but I believe this is for a planned (but failed) conversion:


        Here is full specs as given by a broker:
        BUILT 2009
        CLASSIFICATION
        LLOYD’S REGISTER .100 A1 PASSENGERS AND VEHICLE FERRY, *IWS, .LMC, UMS, PCAC 33

        PRINCIPAL PARTICULARS
        LENGTH OVER ALL 97,53 M
        LENGTH BETWEEN PP 86,66 M
        BREADTH MOULDED 18,00 M
        DEPTH TO MAIN DECK 7,00 M
        DESIGN DRAWING 5,00 M
        DISPLACEMENT AT 5.0 M 4 810 T.
        SPEED (85% MCR) 17,00 KNT
        SPEED (100% MCR) 17,70 KNT
        DAILY DIESEL CONSUMPTION 29,00 T.
        GT (GROSS TONNAGE) 7025
        NT (NET TONNAGE) 2108
        DWT 630 T.
        AUTONOMY 220 H

        TANKS CAPACITY

        DIESEL 331 M3
        LUB. OIL 49 M3
        FRESH WATER 156 M3
        BALLAST WATER 318 M3
        OTHERS 192 M3

        PASSENGERS
        CONTRACTUAL CAPACITY 750 (PAX.)

        PUBLIC SPACES
        -AÇORES GARDEN (DECK 7) 127 (PAX.)
        -DOLPHIN LOUNGE (DECK 6) 106 (PAX.)
        -PULLMAN LOUNGE (DECK 6) 106 (PAX.)
        -ATLÂNTICO LOUNGE (DECK 5) 192 (PAX.)
        -SELF-SERVICE RESTAURANT (DECK 5) 66 (PAX.)
        -BLUE WAVE RESTAURANT (DECK 5) 69 (PAX.)
        -SOLARIUM (DECK 8) 30 (PAX.)
        -BAR (DECK 6) 60 (PAX.)
        -BAR (DECK 5) 40 (PAX.)

        CABINS/SUITES
        -10 X 2 BEDS (SUITES – DECK 6) 20 (PAX.)
        -7 X 2 BEDS (CABINES – DECK 6) 14 (PAX.)
        -10 X 4 BEDS (CABINES – DECK 6) 40 (PAX.)

        CREW
        CREW CABINES
        -25 (CABINES – DECK 7) 38 (PAX.)

        CARGO CAPACITY

        CARS 125
        BUS 8
        CARS+BUS 107+8

        GARAGE

        DECK 3 -FREE HEIGHT (M) -2,2
        DECK 4 -FREE HEIGHT (M) -2,0

        SHEL DOORS

        1-STERN RAMP DOOR -PS -CARS AND PASSENGERS -7,06MX18,14M
        1-SIDE RAMP DOOR -PS -CARS AND PASSENGERS -6,62MX10,04M
        1-TENDER EMBARKATION DOOR-SB -PASSENGERS -1,89MX 2,10M
        2-PILOT DOORS/BUNKER STATIONS-PS AND SB
        2-PASSENGERS EMBARKATION DOORS-PS AND SB

        PROPULSION

        2 AZIMUTH PROPULSORS
        TYPE SP 35 CRP
        MANUFACTURE: STEERPROP
        PROPELLERS DIAMETER: 3200/2550 MM
        Nº OF BLADES: 3/4
        PRIME MOVER POWER RATING: 3000KW @ 1250 RPM
        TYPE OF PRIME MOVER: ELECTRIC MOTOR
        PROPELLER SPEED: 174 RPM

        2 PROPULSION ELECTRICAL MOTORS
        TYPE: 1RN45606HM90-Z
        MANUFACTURE: SIEMENS
        RATED POWER: 3000 KW
        RATED VOLTAGE: 3X690 V
        SPEED RANGE: 0-1200 RPM
        COOLING: WATER COOLING

        STABILIZERS

        2 FINE STABILIZERS
        MANUFACTURE: ROLLS ROYCE
        TYPE: AQUARIOS 50


        SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT

        1 SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
        MANUFACTURE: EVAC
        TYPE: MSP VII C
        LOADING: 60 M3/DAY

        FRESH WATER GENERATOR

        1 FRESH WATER GENERATOR
        MANUFACTURE: AQUAMAR
        TYPE: AQE-30
        CAPACITY: 25000 L/DAY

        OILY WATER SEPARATOR

        1 OILY WATER SEPARATOR
        MANUFACTURE: DVZ
        TYPE: DVZ 2500 FSU-OILMASTER
        CAPACITY: 2,5 M3L/H

        INCINERATOR

        1 SOLID WASTE & SLUDGE OIL INCINERATOR
        MANUFACTURE: DEERBERG
        TYPE: IRL 50
        CAPACITY: 500000KCAL/H

        PURIFIERS MODULES

        3 PURIFIERS (1 FOR MDO, 1 FOR LO AND 1 FOR MDO OR LO)
        MANUFACTURE: ALFA LAVAL
        TYPE: PU 100
        CAPACITY: 1850 L/H, 860 L/H AND 1850/860 L/H

        ANTI-HEELING
        MANUFACTURE: HOOPE
        TYPE: H250/250-2,0
        CAPACITY: 200 M3/H

        DECK MACHINERY
        MOORING EQUIPMENT
        3 ANCHOR 2850 KG (EACH)
        2 CHAINS WHIT 550 M (EACH), DIAM.42MM, QUALITY U3
        2 COMB. ANCHORS AND SINGLE-DRUM MOORING WINCHES (FW) HATLAPA
        2 SINGLE-DRUM MOORING WINCHES (AW) “HATLAPA”

        EQUIPMENT FOR PASSENGERS, CREW AND PROVISIONS

        1 PASSENGERS LIFT “ENOR”, 750KG CARGO LOAD / 10 PERSONS
        1 CARGO LIFT FOR CREW AND PROVISIONS “ENOR”, 750KG CARGO LOAD / 10 PERSONS
        1 DUMWAITER “ENOR”, 50KG CARGO LOAD
        1 ESCALATOR “ENOR”, BETWEEN DECK 3 AND DECK 5

        NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT
        1 VOYAGE DATA RECORDER “FURUNO”
        2 ARPA RADAR “FURUNO”
        1 AIS (AUTOMATIC IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM ) “FURUNO”
        2 DGPS (DIFFERENTIAL GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM) “FURUNO”
        1 GYROCOMPASS WITH REPEATERS “RAYTHEON – ANSCHÜTZ”:
        1 MAGNETIC COMPASS “REFLECTA 1”
        1 AUTOMATIC PILOT “RAYTHEON – ANSCHÜTZ”
        1 ECHO SOUDER “FURUNO” WITH 2 TRANSDUCERS
        1 SPEED LOG “FURUNO”
        1 ECDIS (ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY SYSTEM) “FURUNO”
        1 FAC-SIMILE E NAVTEX “FURUNO”
        1 METEOROLOGICAL STATION “OBSERVATOR”
        1 INTEGRATED NAVIGATION SYSTEM “FURUNO”
        1 DP SYSTEM (DINAMIC POSISSIONING) “PRAXIS”
        RADIO EQUIPMENT
        1 RADIO CONSOLE GMDSS (GLOBAL MARITIME DISTRESS SAFETY SYSTEM) “SAILOR”
        A1, A2 E A3
        2 RADAR TRANSPONDER SART II “SAILOR”
        1 EPIRB COSPAS/SARSAT
        1 EPIRB COSPAS/SARSAT WITH MANUAL SYSTEM
        1 INMARSAT FLEET 77 “THRANE & THRANE”
        1 SHIP SECURITY ALERT SYSTEM (SSAS) “SAILOR”

        INTERNAL COMUNICATIONS
        1 AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE SYSTEM “ZENITEL”
        1 SOUND POWER TELEPHONE SYSTEM “ZENITEL”
        1 TALK BACK SYSTEM “ZENITEL”
        1 PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM “ZENITEL”

        ENTERTAINMENT EQUIPMENT
        1 SATELLITE TV SYSTEM
        1 COMPUTER NET SYSTEM
        CCTV SYSTEM
        1 SURVEILLANCE CCTV MONITORING SYSTEM
        17 TV CAMERAS ON MACHINERY ROOMS
        16 TV CAMERAS ON GARAGE
        55 TV CAMERAS ON PUBLIC SPACES

        LIFE SAVING EQUIPMENT
        LIFE BOATS “HATECKE” PS/SB 150 PERSONS EACH
        1 LIFE BOAT/TENDER “HATECKE” SB 150/90 PERSONS
        4 LIFE RAFTS “VIKING” PS/SB 100 PERSONS EACH
        2 EVACUATION SLEEVE “VIKING” PS/SB
        1 RESCUE BOAT “HATECKE” SB
        1 FAST RESCUE BOAT “HATECKE” PS

        FIRE DETECTION
        1 INTEGRATED FIRE DETECTION SYSTEM
        MANUFACTURE: TYCO
        TYPE: T2000
        FIRE FIGHTING SYSTEMS

        . ACCOMMODATIONS AREAS:
        . FIRE AND DECK WASHING SYSTEM
        . HI-FOG SYSTEM
        . PORTABLE EXTINGUISHERS

        . MACHINERY SPACES:
        . FIRE AND DECK WASHING SYSTEM
        . HI-FOG SYSTEM
        . LOCAL APLICATION SYSTEM - HI-FOG
        . PORTABLE EXTINGUISHERS

        . GARAGE:
        . FIRE AND DECK WASHING SYSTEM
        . DRENCHER SYSTEM
        . PORTABLE EXTINGUISHERS´


        THE VESSEL IS ALONGSIDE AT THE SHIPYARD IN PORTUGAL

        SHE CAN BE INSPECTED ANY TIME.



        TRY REGION EUROS 23 MILLION.

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          There is quite a story behind Hurtigrutens new ship, this story from maritime.no says:

          http://www.maritime.no/nyheter/les-d...tens-nye-skip/
          Regards; Sigve.
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          IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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          • yvneac
            yvneac commented
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            It is a long story for so a recent ship!

          The smp.no article says, "Skipet, som midlertidig har fått navnet MS «Norway Explorer» ...", which Google translates into English as "The ship, currently called MS «Norway Explorer» ...".

          Does this mean she will sail under the Hurtigruten flag as "Norway Explorer" or is this just a code name before she receives a proper name?

          For me an "English" name would be very disappointing. There's so much charm in proper Nordic names, and no doubt much pride for Norwegians.
          Last edited by Clipper; July 4th, 2015, 04:37.
          ---------------------------
          Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
          Deck plan geek.

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          • Clipper
            Clipper commented
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            I can't find that "naming" topic anywhere. Did it become a casualty when we moved to the new server?

          • Sigve
            Sigve commented
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          • Clipper
            Clipper commented
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            Ah, thank you Sigve, for some reason I couldn't find it.

            There are some great suggestions in there. Reading through, "Varanger" and "Los Anders Holte" seem to stimulate the most emotion.

          There are pictures of Atlantida at Sergio@Cruises. On left hand side of page select:

          Ferry Atlantida seco em Viano do Castilo for shots in drydock. The type of propulsor should have no problems with a decent ice classification say 1B as Fram.

          Interiores do ferry ''Atlantida'' for good interior shots. Large open car deck(s). Plenty of space to fit refrigerated rooms when on coastal service.
          I would not like to be sitting on one of the chairs in the cafeteria off Finnmark in the winter!

          I reckon Midnatsol will have to leave Bergen about the 30th of August 2016 for the Antarctic so it will be interesting to see if ''Norway Explorer'' is fully refitted on time.

          Ombugge's deck plan could match the proposed conversion as a cruise ship on the Amazon.


          Regards

          Nordskott

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          • PoloUK
            PoloUK commented
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            Ombugge - don't think so - look at the photo of the escalator in Nordskott's link - in the comment above yours!

          • ombugge
            ombugge commented
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            Yes it appears that you are right;
            1 PASSENGERS LIFT “ENOR”, 750KG CARGO LOAD / 10 PERSONS
            1 CARGO LIFT FOR CREW AND PROVISIONS “ENOR”, 750KG CARGO LOAD / 10 PERSONS
            1 DUMWAITER “ENOR”, 50KG CARGO LOAD
            1 ESCALATOR “ENOR”, BETWEEN DECK 3 AND DECK 5
            The "Dumwaiter" lift is what I was thinking about.
            As per the above there are two lifts, one for Pax and for crew & provision.
            1 escalator must be a misprint. It should probably read; "Escalators between decks 3 to 5". That would tally with what the picture shows.

          • Clipper
            Clipper commented
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            OK, so there are two escalators, amazing!

            Back to Tommi's original question, "I wonder if they will keep the escalators?"

            Are they as relevant to the Hutigruten role as the original ferry role?

            I'm guessing that in ferry role, the escalators would have run down+down before disembarkation to deliver people to the car deck, then up+up after embarkation to bring people up from the car deck.

            I would argue that such mass movements of people are less predictable in the Hurtigruten role and that the space occupied by the escalators could be released for conventional non-moving stairways or some other purpose. And I'm sure that the reduction in top weight would be welcome.

          I have no doubt that the Hurtigruten specialists are working on perfect conversion plans to make a nice HRG ship. But i have doubts, if they will be in schedule. Time is short until winter 2016 and the changes will be huge, Let's watch out, when she will appear in the ruteplan. Maybe they will serve the route with one ship less in that winter. I wonder, if the state contract has a paragraph for that.
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            Something that seems to have been missed - the Atlantida/Norway Explorer arrived at Landskrona on 6th July at 0700 UTC - position is shown on various AIS platforms

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            • PoloUK
              PoloUK commented
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              Looks smaller in some of the Marinetraffic photos!!

            • Clipper
              Clipper commented
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              Yes, the headline photo is clearly wrong.

            • Ralf__
              Ralf__ commented
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              Hahaha! I stumbled over this one also some time ago. If you use the small one, you don't need an extra tender boat. The ship IS the tender boat.

            Does anyone understand the purpose of the pontoons just above the waterline?
            ---------------------------
            Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
            Deck plan geek.

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            • Ralf__
              Ralf__ commented
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              I would assume that this is part of an anti roll system? Assisting some stabilisers? Or is this rubbish?

            • Clipper
              Clipper commented
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              Ralf, that is entirely feasible though we don't see anything similar on other stabilised ships. Maybe it's a different technology?

            The sponsons are there to increase the intact stability by increasing the Length/Breadth ratio and the water plan area.
            It has the disadvantage of reducing the speed and, in some cases, causing slamming in rough weather.

            Sponsons are commonly added onto Drill ships, like here:

            Also seen on Crane Barges, Heavy Lift Vessels and others requiring additional stability, either during transit or for certain operations.

            Some HLV with own cranes have portable sponsons that can be deployed when lifting heavy cargo:


            Carried on deck when in transit:

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            • Clipper
              Clipper commented
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              Ah, thank you Ombugge. So they help resist list/roll, a bit like a crane's stabilisers.

            • ombugge
              ombugge commented
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              Not really making any difference to roll and pitch motion. This is to increase stability and reduce static list when lifting.
              It may affect the roll frequency since it make the ship "stiffer", but that depends on the actual load condition.
              (I.e. the added stability is used to load more cargo, or add permanent weight high up)

            Hurtigruten are now inviting entries for the new name for 'Norway Explorer' - on their Facebook page.
            Entries by 10 August.

            My favourite is already in use!


            Nordskott

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            • Clipper
              Clipper commented
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              Ooh, good. I don't have a Facebook account, so can't play, but hope some of the suggestions from the naming page are submitted.

            Widely circulated video of a meeting between ships (apologies if posted and shared before):

            http://www.lofotposten.no/hurtigrute.../s/5-29-113894
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            • PoloUK
              PoloUK commented
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              Love that - so many happy memories.

            After a round trip on the MS Nordnorge I would like to ask a question here regarding the new 'Coastal Kitchen' idea. Generally passengers were happy with the quality of the new dinner, but the portions are embarrassingly small and I did have two occasions where personally I found the meat inedible (they were very good and changed my meal). Has anyone else had any experiences of this? It seems that the A la Carte is popular despite the price, and certainly of a better quality. On MS Nordnorge, the A la Carte 'restaurant' is one side of the main restaurant - on visiting MS Polarlys and MS Finnmarken they have created separate restaurants (in the Deck 4 Bar and the back end of the Deck 7 café respectively), this seems like a better idea. The buffets are OK but seem sparse and very repetitive at least on the MS Nordnorge. For example, the lunchtime buffet dessert was identical every day of the voyage with the exception of adding the previous nights leftover desserts. This is certainly the worst catering experience I have had in 6 round trips on Hurtigruten and would like to know if it is a general deterioration or just this ship?

            The crew as always were great, but on speaking with them they are clearly not happy with some of the changes - particularly, the 'money money money' approach. I think they attempted to sell onboard activities everyday which for the ever increasing price of the trip seems unreasonable. But then again, those of us who love the trip go for the scenery and the voyage itself so didn't really affect me.

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            • ombugge
              ombugge commented
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              I posted an article on just the subject of pushing all things extra on cruise ships in the Cruise news thread:
              Looks like Hurtigruten is becoming just another Cruise Line.

            • ombugge
              ombugge commented
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              I just posted this on the Cruise news thread: http://www.destinationtips.com/inspi...s-rip-you-off/
              Has Hurtigruten become just another Cruise line???
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