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    #31
    Kong Olav Status

    I had a look on SeaWeb to check her status:
    Event Timeline
    Date Significant Events
    2006-10 Disclassed NV
    2006-06 Group Owner Andaman Club
    1999-99 Flagged by Thailand
    1997-05 Flagged by Honduras, Operator Andaman Club, Owner Andaman Club, Ship Manager Andaman Club
    Not Recorded Owner Hurtigruten ASA, Group Owner Hurtigruten ASA
    1964-04 Classed NV, Flagged by Norway
    1964-00 Name changed to KONG OLAV, Status changed to In Service/Commission

    As can be seen she was only disclassed from DNV in Oct. 2006, which is not too far back. Question is if the Owners had kept up the with inspections and the recommendations given, or just waited until DNV disclassed her for lack of interest by Owners. There is nothing to find on Equasis and I don't have access to DNV records.

    If she has been laid up for 10 years without any form of preservation or maintenance it is not going to be easy to get her back in shape to sail on her own, not to mention compliance with the new SOLAS rules.

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      #32
      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
      As can be seen she was only disclassed from DNV in Oct. 2006, which is not too far back. Question is if the Owners had kept up the with inspections and the recommendations given, or just waited until DNV disclassed her for lack of interest by Owners. There is nothing to find on Equasis and I don't have access to DNV records.

      If she has been laid up for 10 years without any form of preservation or maintenance it is not going to be easy to get her back in shape to sail on her own, not to mention compliance with the new SOLAS rules.
      Thank you so much ombugge for your reply and input. I agree with you, the only future she may seem is as a static vessel, or as an accommodations ship somewhere. As far as I remember from my visit on board, the engines had not been turned - or used - since she dropped anchor so many years before. The one lone guy on board has not been performing any maintenance of any significant kind, apart from stopping leaks and guarding the ship.

      She will never sail again, I'm afraid.

      (PS: I'll try to reply your PM soon ombugge, as soon as I get some more time on my hand___)
      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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        #33
        Just found this photo on the net, if the date is correct, we still see her in an acceptable shape....

        http://nord-norsken.no/-/image/show/152658_ms-kong-olav
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          #34
          Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
          Just found this photo on the net, if the date is correct, we still see her in an acceptable shape....

          http://nord-norsken.no/-/image/show/152658_ms-kong-olav
          That is my image - taken and used without my permission.
          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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            #35
            Originally posted by pakarang View Post
            That is my image - taken and used without my permission.
            It happens all too often. Is Nord-norsken a foto sharing site?

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              #36
              Originally posted by Gaelsail View Post
              It happens all too often. Is Nord-norsken a foto sharing site?
              It does indeed happen often, more than we wish. I'm all OK about it as long as it gives a link to our forum, so people can go and read more about the story. After all, it cost me so much time and effort gathering the information and pictures.

              It's a blog I think.
              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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                #37
                I continued my seach a little bit and this picture also is much older than the written date. So this is not only a stolen info but also a wrong info.

                Sorry, at a first glance i thought i know this picture but i did not check it out, but was just happy about the date.
                Did not find anything new, also not about Andrea, Ex-Caribbean Mercy....
                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                  Did not find anything new, also not about Andrea, Ex-Caribbean Mercy....
                  Noble Caledonia are still advertising cruises on MS Andrea for December 2009. I'm not sure if it is wishful thinking on their part or whether they actually know something.

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                    #39
                    Just signed the petition.
                    The King needs norwegian salt water under the keel once again!
                    What's interesting though, is what group of people and with what money they will restore the vessel up to the expensive laws and regulations of these modern times....
                    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                      Just signed the petition.
                      The King needs Norwegian salt water under the keel once again!
                      What's interesting though, is what group of people and with what money they will restore the vessel up to the expensive laws and regulations of these modern times....
                      I'm afraid it will cost several hundred thousand USD just to get her ready, approved and towed to a shipyard here in Singapore (550 n.miles), or elsewhere in the region. Not to mention what it would cost to make here able to sail out of there under her own power, even for such a short trip.

                      To sail her from where she is to Norway (Approx. 8,500 n.miles) would cost millions, as that would involve first getting here to a shipyard, re-certifying her and getting her back in Class, even if only sufficient for that single trip.

                      Dry transport on a Barge or HLC is also possible, but again VERY costly, although she could be dry transported "as is", more or less.

                      Have a look under the NSSR Thread and the "Frithjof Wiese". Now that is a "do-able" project. Maybe Kr.sund need their own vintage "Redningsskoyte".
                      Any ideas?

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                        #41
                        I have tried soliciting both vessels the last couple of days to ... ehh... wealthy prospective investors, but none seems eager to take upon themselves anything these days... but as we all know, rumors and talk can suddenly reap fruity harvests...
                        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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                          #42
                          Maybe Kr.sund need their own vintage "Redningsskoyte".
                          See what you mean, and YES, we most certainly could do with a vintage redningsskøyte. Wouldn't that be something, being one of the largest bases of NSSR in the 60's and 70's.

                          But you know, here in Kristiansund we're unable to keep anything with a keel alive. The old fire-vessel "Slukk II" is afloat, and LUCKILY, kept so by ethusiastic pensioners from the firebrigade, the old sundbåten "Lyn" is a wreck, the last steam trawler in the world "Borgenes" (ex. canadian wwII escort vessel "Cailiff" ) is just laying moored with only five people caring about anything, the NSSR colin archers "Stavanger" slipped through our fingers, the old steamboat "Kvernes" was sunk one dark night by its owner, a rotten ferry that no one know nothing about lay moored under plastic cover and so on, and so on.

                          I wouldn't do any old NSSR vessel pain by taking it to Kristiansund.

                          To be fair, we did manage to rebuild the old colin archer "Christiansund" though, to a cost of over NOK 3 millions more than anticipated
                          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                            #43
                            Received from Thai contact:

                            hi there!!, i was in Ranong last week and had a chance to see this yacht in a distance near Song Island, i must confess that it's still look great shape, though years passed and make me feel so proud of your admirable. Also,captain was with me!!! He did said and told the same old story like you..!!

                            PS. Hurtuguten,,Rainning season in Ranong took about 4-6 months.
                            This confirms her current whereabouts as stil at anchor on the same place.
                            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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                              #44
                              A recent image taken in Burma from Victoria Point: if you look closely, you can almost spot Kong Olav:

                              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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                                #45
                                Thanks for this beautiful pic! I"m back in MON, but have a ton of work (well, as I would say...up to my a$$ in alligators.....) I'm giving a lecture to Alix's world history class tomorrow on Buddhism, so my thoughts are very much on Burma right now, as that's where my interest in Buddhism began.

                                Thanks, Pakarang, for this beautiful peaceful and calming photo!!!! Just what I needed!

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