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    Lady C has gotten her images, so it was quite appropriate to also give Lady E her images:



    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      We are soon to say our final goodbyes to this most wonderful vessel... departure time is imminent and she is about to sail: but before she sails, some final images.



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        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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          Finnmarken and Midnatsol together a final time:



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            A close up of that mighty front:

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              The two last images from Trondheim - I promise:



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                Well, that was all I had.... I hope you all enjoyed the walk through and I hope that nobody sits back disappointed. All we can do now is to wait for Mr. Photoman's final pictures from her arrival at Bergen - and then, the next time we see her, she may be all bridal and innocent white.

                Bon voyage Finnmarken: have a safe journey and please feel welcome to rejoin our coastal fleet again.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                  The coastal arcade known in Norwegian as Kyst Arkaden:



                  J-O has presented us with some great pictures again. And thank God for the pc-keyboard...., because I'm speachless!!!!!!

                  I've studied those pictures of the 'klippfiskkjerring' there, and I'm villing to bet that those images are from Nordlandet and the warehouses at Gomalandet in Kristiansund! Correct me if I'm wrong.

                  Other than that, I fear how the interior will look after three years as a hotel ship for rough workers....

                  EDIT: Where in Heavens name did you learn to take pictures like this!!!?????!!!??? Are you sure you haven't attended a course of some sort, or been a photo class instructor...???
                  Last edited by Sterkoder; November 8th, 2009, 19:35.
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                    Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                    J-O has presented us with some great pictures again. And thank God for the pc-keyboard...., because I'm speachless!!!!!!

                    I've studied those pictures of the 'klippfiskkjerring' there, and I'm villing to bet that those images are from Nordlandet and the warehouses at Gomalandet in Kristiansund! Correct me if I'm wrong.

                    Other than that, I fear how the interior will look after three years as a hotel ship for rough workers....

                    EDIT: Where in Heavens name did you learn to take pictures like this!!!?????!!!??? Are you sure you haven't attended a course of some sort, or been a photo class instructor...???
                    Thank you so very much Sterkoder... I agree with you, this painting of the "Klippfisk" woman (not to be mixed with the potet-woman ), is very probably from your city!

                    I too really wonder what the ship will be like when she return to Norway.
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Paks, you are an absolute master of these wider angle shots, and it sure does Finnmarken proud up in Brotoppen. You enjoyed a certain amount of good fortune in that early morning light, insomuch as it makes the exposure decisions easier. Showing the outside world through those panorama windows while correctly exposing also for the interior isn’t easy – hurtigrute panorama lounges are a real struggle in bright sunlight! But remember my favourite motto “chance favours only the prepared mind” – the achievement in these images is all yours.
                      That last photo, post #188, looking down to deck 7 and the entrance to Stiftstaden is a “why-didn’t-I-think-of-that” kind of wonderful image.

                      And Elizabeth, we are looking here at a ship which, for all my love of her external appearance and this or that artwork, is actually way down my favourite hurtigrute list (that’s why I’m sitting here in Edinburgh right now and not at some ship spotting vantage point in Norway waving goodbye in case she doesn’t make it back) – so just imagine what emoticons you would need for Trollfjord!
                      Of course I am so thankful that I travelled aboard Finnmarken just over a year ago (and it now seems appropriate that our Captain chose to feature the prologue of my account of that voyage on mainpage) But if it had been TF going to Australia, I am absolutely certain I would have to have been aboard her this week.

                      I’d typed out the above ready to post but when I logged on there were so many more wonderful photos . . . and especially #206.
                      Thank you so very very much - I’m overwhelmed that you remembered and said goodbye for me. That second image, looking up at the glass screen from the deck below, is not only a stunning image but has also captured the emotions and feelings of a farewell, an irresistible last look back before having finally and reluctantly to leave.

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                        This is my last look at Finnmarken before she goes down to Westcon for docking and painting




                        Nordlys takes over Finnmarkens schedule



                        Nordlys turns in 50 kn


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                          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                          From what I can gather, the shortest way for the ship on her journey to Australia will be through the Suez Canal. I think this will be the very first time a Hurtigruten ship transfers through Suez, after Kong Olav.
                          I too had wondered about the route and Suez is certainly one of the two main contenders.

                          On a related issue, I wonder where the "point of delivery" is? In other words, the place specified in the contract where handover from Hurtigruten ASA to Boskalis will occur.

                          If Boskalis' commercial people are wise, then the point of delivery will be Barrow Island (Australia), hence Hurtigruten ASA will undertake the long transit from Norway with a captain and crew who know her well.

                          I'm sure Ombrugge must know what is normal practice for contracts of this type.

                          Clipper
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                            Originally posted by Clipper View Post
                            I too had wondered about the route and Suez is certainly one of the two main contenders.

                            On a related issue, I wonder where the "point of delivery" is? In other words, the place specified in the contract where handover from Hurtigruten ASA to Boskalis will occur.

                            If Boskalis' commercial people are wise, then the point of delivery will be Barrow Island (Australia), hence Hurtigruten ASA will undertake the long transit from Norway with a captain and crew who know her well.

                            I'm sure Ombrugge must know what is normal practice for contracts of this type.

                            Clipper
                            I don't think she will be manned by Boskalis as this is a Time Charter,NOT a Bare Boat Charter as far as I have understood it.
                            The reason she will be manned by Australian Unionized Seamen is Australian rules for vessels working in their EEZ. They will be hired by Hurtigruten however, most like through an Australian Crewing Agent. At least that is how it is normally done.

                            As for delivery/re-delivery port, it could be Bergen/Olen, with the transit being on dayrate at normal T/C terms (Fuel etc. paid by Charterer).
                            But more likely it would be an agreed lump sum for mob/de-mob. In that case delivery port will likely be Dampier or Fremantle to prepare for deployment at Barrow Island.

                            The Aussi crew may sail her down to Oz, or come on board some place under way. Many Owners prefer to keep some of their own crew on board, even if they have an Aussi "double". The reason is the temporary nature of employment for the Aussies, which doesn't give them any incentive to worry too much about maintenance etc.

                            I'm presently involved in checking on the condition of vessels returning from Montara Field after some months in Australia. The cabins and mess room etc. are adorned with stickers from the Seaman's Union and various other "decorations" + some grafiti in the "Kilroy was here" style. Maintenance routines has also suffered neglect.

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                              Jan-Olav,that was some really great pictures of a nice ship with beatiful lines all over. Thank you so much for those pictures.
                              Best wishes from
                              Bengt Domben

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                                Originally posted by Asimut View Post
                                Jan-Olav,that was some really great pictures of a nice ship with beatiful lines all over. Thank you so much for those pictures.
                                May I admit something?

                                I miss Finnmarken already....
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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