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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    I'm also assuming that she will be going around Cape of Good Hope since she is stopping for re-fuelling at Las Palmas. Does anybody know?
    Lisbon|Cadiz would leave it uncertain.

    Gibraltar|Malaga and further into the Med would definately mean Suez.

    I thought Cape of Good Hope as soon as I saw LAS PALMAS in the AIS Destination. It must be a 400+ nm back north to Gib from there.

    My money is on the Cape.

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    Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
    Deck plan geek.

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      Originally posted by HurtigruteMartin View Post
      Hey!!!!!! THAT was a good comparation

      Next time I see an old-fashioned nurse with a suitable rounded "stern", I will indeed think of "Finnmarken"
      And if you see a rounded stern without the white uniform you will think of WHAAAT???

      This is a computer generated post and does not require a reply.

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        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
        I will continue the guessing by saying that she probably only carry a small crew for the trip, (Minimum Safe Manning) at least from Las Palmas to Oz. (There may be some workers on board for the first leg??)

        As for the hose(s) hanging on the stern I can think of three reasons;
        - Fuel hose, either for re-fuelling from shore, or to supply fuel to shore installations (Acting as Fuel Storage)

        - Fresh water supply hose from shore. (RO Water makers cannot be used in inshore location and evaporators doesn't work without waste heat from the engines)

        - Sewage discharge hose. (Barrow Island is a Marine and Nature Reserve so there will be strict rules for discharge of black and gray water (maybe even deck run-off) from the construction fleet, especially accommodation vessels)

        PS> I'm assuming she will be moored with the stern to a pier or wharf while at Barrow.

        I'm also assuming that she will be going around Cape of Good Hope since she is stopping for re-fuelling at Las Palmas. Does anybody know?
        Someone in another forum had some information that the hose from the poop deck was the drain from a new built AC plant on one of the upper decks. You can see the pipeline goes all the way to the top.

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          Originally posted by ostafjells View Post
          Someone in another forum had some information that the hose from the poop deck was the drain from a new built AC plant on one of the upper decks. You can see the pipeline goes all the way to the top.
          If it is that is a waste of clean water, which should have been piped to the FW Tanks. Water is in short supply at Barrow Island.

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            Originally posted by ombugge View Post
            If it is that is a waste of clean water, which should have been piped to the FW Tanks. Water is in short supply at Barrow Island.
            Thats what I was thinking as well. But it can be that this AS plant will only be temporarily and that it would be too work consuming to direct it to a FW tank.

            Well, what do I know. This is nothing more than guessing

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              finnmarken on her way down under

              I am happy to say that the extremely capable Australian crew will be on board as of Saturday 30th Jan..Will keep all updated with progress... MUA ...HERE TO STAY !!!

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                Originally posted by muadazz View Post
                I am happy to say that the extremely capable Australian crew will be on board as of Saturday 30th Jan..Will keep all updated with progress... MUA ...HERE TO STAY !!!
                Welcome to our friendly forum for all things maritime and a lot beyond MUAdazz.

                That answers my question in post #312, an Aussie crew on board for the trip from Las Palmas to Oz, but if full crew or in addition to some of the original Norwegian officers we do not know??

                Everybody here is curious as to what has been done with the interior decorations and art etc. and how she looks inside now???? If you could oblige with pics it would be greatly appreciated by all.

                Hope you have a speedy and uneventful trip around Cape and on to Dampier, or wherever you are heading first??

                PS> I recognize the MUA slogan at the end of your post.

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                  A very warm welcome on board our dear vessel (this forum) and I hope you will enjoy your stay with us.

                  Do I understand you correctly when I assume you are an Australian which will join the ship in January 30th, sailing her to Australia?

                  I feel honored to welcome you to our forum and look forward to any kind of updates, images or stories you can share with us. It is most graciously appreciated.

                  Finnmarken is a very special vessel and she has a lot of fans here in Norway, and also in many other places of the world. I feel confident that you will be most pleased with the ship, it's facilities and design.
                  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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                    MUADAZZ--a very cheery "hi" and welcome to the Forum!!!

                    Take care of "my" Finnmarken...she's been mine ever since someone made the comment about her rounded stern...(I have one, TOO!!!) LOL

                    So glad you will be here to keep us posted about her!!!!

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                      Dear "muadazz".

                      Warm welcome onboard.
                      If you will be onboard Finnmarken, or will be able to report from her new life "far away", you are a "scoop" for all of us Hurtigrute-lovers on this friendly forum.

                      If we have a forum-member able to report and taking care of her, she don`t feel so ... so... ehh.....LOST

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                        AIS shows that she passed Cabo da Roca, Portugal (weternmost point of the European mainland) on Wednesday evening about 21:30.

                        Hopefully an AIS receiver will pick her up as she approaches the Canary Islands.

                        ETA at LAS PALMAS is still given as 2010-01-30 14:00 however my calculations based on the time she passed Cabo da Roca indicate that she might be a good 12 hours ahead of schedule. At 14 kts cruising she could arrive in LAS PALMAS as early as midnight tonight (Friday|Saturday).

                        I will be watching the AIS keenly from about 22:00.

                        Hopefully Muadazz is ready and waiting to give us a report.

                        Clipper
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                        Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
                        Deck plan geek.

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                          I wonder if the reason they are heading to Las Palmas is that they will have some additional work done at Astican Shipyard there: the same ship yard which did the conversion of Midnatsol to NG Explorer?
                          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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                            I hadn't even thought of that possibility, Captain.

                            It begs the question, what might they want to do that was not possible in all those weeks at Ølen?

                            And, if additional work is the reason for visiting Las Palmas, then WILL they cut back and go the Med/Suez route.

                            Or will they simply take on fuel (and some Ozzie crew if we understand correctly), then continue round the Cape of Good Hope to Australia?

                            What a great guessing game!

                            Clipper
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                            Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
                            Deck plan geek.

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                              00:30 Saturday morning : She's just come up on AIS again!!

                              Nearest placename from current reported position is Puerto-Canteras (Gran Canaria), just 60 km away.

                              Clipper
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                              Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
                              Deck plan geek.

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                                And she's there ....... "LAS PALMAS 2010-01-30 01:58"

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                                Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
                                Deck plan geek.

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