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    Las Palmas

    All,

    I cannot tell to much about myself as others are reading as well.... If you know what I mean.
    Happy to be onboard.....

    Finnmarken is bunkering now in Las Palmas. Will leave again in a few hours to Cape town.
    Full Ausie crew onboard including HG crew.

    Will try to get some pics from Las Palmas.

    Greetz,

    Pindakaas

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      Welcome on board, 'Pindakaas'!!!

      Nice to have someone who can present pictures of our hurtigrute, and I really look forward to images from Las Palmas

      Maybe I misunderstand, but from what you write I take it you're a crewmember on board "Finnmarken"...?
      If that's the case, I hope you use your camera diligently (only english word I know for the norwegian word flittig ).
      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
        Welcome on board, 'Pindakaas'!!!

        Nice to have someone who can present pictures of our hurtigrute, and I really look forward to images from Las Palmas

        Maybe I misunderstand, but from what you write I take it you're a crewmember on board "Finnmarken"...?
        If that's the case, I hope you use your camera diligently (only english word I know for the norwegian word flittig ).
        Nope, I'm not a member of the crew. And that's all I can tell for now.

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          Welcome to our friendly group Pindakaas.
          We are always glad of any information, large or small. So now we know she is just bunkering up and taking Aussie crew members aboard, then she will be on her way again. Thanks for the info.
          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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            Finnmarken is such wonderful vessel and I hope that she will serve her purpose well. Also very glad that she is being taken well care off, she is loved by many people from Norway and other places in the world.

            Wishing the ship safe voyages to Australia, and to all that sail on her. Hope the weather will be all nice on the long voyage.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              Originally posted by Asimut
              I wish her and the crew a safe voyage to Australia.
              Which way is the shortest from Las Palmas? Around Africa? Or around South America?
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              Regards, Sigve.
              Regards; Sigve.
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              IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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                If Suez and Panama is out of the question, I'd go for the alternative around south Africa.
                A rough (very rough) estimate without measureing the distance tell me that it is at least 13-15.000 nautical miles if not more around south America and 8-10.000 nautical miles the other way.
                (I wonder how wrong I am, and hope someone can figure out the correct answer).
                "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                  Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                  If Suez and Panama is out of the question, I'd go for the alternative around south Africa.
                  A rough (very rough) estimate without measureing the distance tell me that it is at least 13-15.000 nautical miles if not more around south America and 8-10.000 nautical miles the other way.
                  (I wonder how wrong I am, and hope someone can figure out the correct answer).
                  Oh, forgive me! I forgot about the Panama Canal. But as we learn: sombeody said her next AIS destination was Cape Town 14.2. 2010, so she is on her way around Africa!
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                  Regards Sigve.
                  Regards; Sigve.
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                  IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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                    Finnmarken Australia

                    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                    There are several major Gas Fields under development/planned in Western Australia and off Northern Territories, which involve onshore processing plants.
                    The newest announcement is that Chevron will develop the Gorgon Field with a two-train Gas Liquefication Plant at Barrow Island, WA. This project alone will have several thousand workers during the construction period. Maybe as many as 10,000 jobs, incl. the various associated services.
                    (Similar in scope to the Melkoya and Nyhavna projects, only bigger)

                    If so, that means she will have to be fully manned by unionized Australian seamen for the duration. Not a good prospect for her maintenance and upkeep.
                    Dear ombugge ..I happen to be one of the Australian seamen on board at present ...The Norweigian crew are very happy with our efforts and attitude and envious of our unions strenth and support and have all faith in our seamanship...I take offence along with Australian seamen with the ill informed and false accusions from you..

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                      Originally posted by Sigve View Post
                      Oh, forgive me! I forgot about the Panama Canal. But as we learn: sombeody said her next AIS destination was Cape Town 14.2. 2010, so she is on her way around Africa!
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                      Regards Sigve.
                      Yes we are on our way west of Africa then Capetown ,Fremantle ,Barrow Island..

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                        I wish you, rest of the crew and vessel a smooth voyage further on, and since you say you are one of the current crew members...., I look even more forward to more pictures from your camera
                        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                          By the way; what's wrong with vesseltracker.com?
                          No matter what vessel I search the position for (Finnmarken this time) , they always come up with "The current position is not available because the vessel is not in one of our covered regions at the moment".

                          What regions does vesseltracker.com cover anyway??
                          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                            Originally posted by muadazz View Post
                            Dear ombugge ..I happen to be one of the Australian seamen on board at present ...The Norweigian crew are very happy with our efforts and attitude and envious of our unions strenth and support and have all faith in our seamanship...I take offence along with Australian seamen with the ill informed and false accusions from you..
                            I'm sorry if my statement offended you. I'm afraid it was not based on third hand information but my own observations over many years, both on rigs and offshore vessels working, or having worked, in Australian waters. It is a widely held opinion in the Offshore industry, incl. by many Aussie seafarers working abroad.

                            Having said that, I would be pleased to be proven wrong in the case of Finnmarken. Let us hope she return to Norway some day in the same good condition as she left, fair wear and tear accepted.
                            Have a good trip to Freemantle and Barrow.

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                              Originally posted by Sigve View Post
                              Which way is the shortest from Las Palmas? Around Africa? Or around South America?
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                              Regards, Sigve.
                              The distances from Las Palmas to Fremantle is as follows:
                              Via Suez Canal : 8,811 n.miles / 26.5 d @ 14 kts.
                              Via Cape Town : 9,142 n.miles / 27.2 d @ 14 kts.
                              Via Magellan Str.: 13,071 n.miles / 38.9 d. @ 14 kts.
                              Via Panama Canal: 13,200 n.miles / 39.3 d @ 14 kts.

                              With the cost of Suez passage and the Gulf of Aden situation they have obviously chosen the safest and fastest route, especially in the summer season. (Add one day for Suez passage)

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                                She didn't hang around:

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                                Port        Arrival (LT)      Departure (LT) 
                                LAS PALMAS  2010-01-30 14:08  LAS PALMAS 2010-01-30 01:58
                                She disappeared off MarineTraffic's AIS about 8hrs 30 min after leaving Las Palmas but she may be on one of the other AIS aggregators.

                                There should be plenty of time during the long transit south for the Hurtigruten crew to bring the Ozzie crew up to speed. (We understand from Pindakaas [Dutch for "Peanut Butter"] that the Norwegians stay on board).

                                Best wishes to Muadazz and all your fellow sailors for a safe journey to Capetown, Freemantle and Barrow.

                                Clipper
                                Last edited by Clipper; January 31st, 2010, 17:44.
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