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  • Kong Olav - A legend vessel still around even though on artificial life support.

    Continuing this thread: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/...?t=437&start=0

    Just checked Google Earth to spot good old Kong Olav.

    There she is:




    I wish so much Hurtigruten would buy her back...

  • pakarang
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    Yes, I agree.... it was worth the try, even though the success was not as I had hoped.

    I have to be happy to know that I at least tried when nobody else did.

    A great experience nonetheless.

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  • janihudi
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    It's sometimes more a task to find the right people for it,
    wich want to spend the money,then to find enthousiasts for maintain it.
    the longer it takes, the more diffeculties it will bring.
    the more money it takes.
    remember the ss Rotteram. From 6 million to 225 million.

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  • Ralf__
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    Don't blame yourself. I know you tried everything, what was possible for your at that time. It had to be a company with creative ideas and - more important - lots of money! Now it is over.

  • pakarang
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    I agree.... very sad that she didn't get saved in time. I will forever regret that I didn't start the process back in 2007 when she was still tended to.

    Had I done something back then, she would have had a fair chance.

    I think I will forever regret that.

  • Ralf__
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    Incredible sad pictures of the ship!! It is so hard to beliebe that it was not possible to save her.

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  • pakarang
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    Thailands Tidende (a privately run newspaper for Norwegian in Thailand) has recently created a video about the man which is making a remarkable effort in trying to save some of the interior pieces from Kong Olav, and putting them to use/ on display at a local bar in Chumpon, Thailand.

    Unfortunately, the video is in Norwegian, but if you have any questions, I'll try to translate anything as best as I can for you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gyrBpLntuo

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  • pakarang
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    Oh, yes, Tommi - I didn't even think for checking Google Streetview but upon doing so, you are so correct!

  • Tommi
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    And the ship is also visible on google streetview (from the bridge)!

  • pakarang
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    My pleasure - glad you eventually found her.

  • janihudi
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    thanks

    i can't understand why i didn't see her,
    i had almost every river looked in,specially where there was a bridge.
    you placed an image of her from a bridge.
    maybe i was on an older GE image.

  • pakarang
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    Howdy there, Thijs....

    You can actually see her on Google Earth latest image now.

    Type in this exact location, and you'll find her: 10°19'10.05"N 98°46'8.65"E

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  • janihudi
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    what is the exact location of her, i had lookt a few times on GE,but couldend find her.
    al they came up is 50km north of Ranong.

  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by Tommi View Post
    Some pieces to be saved, right or wrong - I don't know:
    https://www.skipsrevyen.no/redder-de...fra-kong-olav/
    I saw this report too.... not out of disrespect to his intentions, but I don't think there is much more to save from the ship - especially original furnitures.

    Plates and cutlery with OVDS/ODS logo on should be OK, there was a LOT of it still in place a decade ago.

    I will be very curious to see what was eventually saved from the ship, some time in the future.

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  • Tommi
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    Some pieces to be saved, right or wrong - I don't know:
    https://www.skipsrevyen.no/redder-de...fra-kong-olav/

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