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

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              I just hope they will have calm seas all the way!

              Remind me if I'm wrong, but Finnmarken has stabilizers, right?
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                Capetown on Feb 14??? Rats, I will miss her by just a few days.....wouldn't that have been fun? Running into "MY" ship in Africa???????

                Fair winds, Muadazz--keep us all posted on your goings-on when you can! This is going to be such an interesting thread in the next months!!!!

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                  Pindadaas and Muadazz:

                  A very warm welcome in our friendly forum and i hope we will receive further reports from your side, even if not all members up to now have a positive meaning about the "Aussie-job" of Finnmarken. You may change that!!

                  We all will appreciate very much "first-hand-information" and i think this is the best way to present her to all her lovers. This is a very friendly forum and we all take care of polite words, even if our opinions are different.
                  Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                    I just hope they will have calm seas all the way!

                    Remind me if I'm wrong, but Finnmarken has stabilizers, right?


                    Yes she has Finnmarken is a much better than NL,RW,KH,NK,NN,PL in bad weather

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                      Finnmarken

                      Yes to all that have an interest in the progress of Finnmarken , there will be some pictures uploaded within the next few days...(ps , don't tar all with the same brush !!) .

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                        Hooray!! Can't wait to see pics of our newest "Lady in White"--

                        I don't suppose, Muadazz and Pindadaas (I love typing those names, by the way) that you could "speed up" the trip to Cape Town so you arrive between 8-10 February (next Monday through Wednesday)????

                        I know, I know...just wishful dreaming on my part. Now THAT would impress my mom..."We just have to run across to the other side of the harbor, Mom, to see my "other ship" and some new friends..."

                        Can you say, Muadazz, where you are right now??? I don't have the ship-locating "thingy" that everyone else does...

                        (yes, J-O, the "thingy" was JUST for you!!!!!)

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                          Where is the Finnmarken ??

                          It looks like we will be 'going over the line' about midnight tonight las palmos time... in other words three hours from this post ..

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                            Originally posted by muadazz View Post
                            It looks like we will be 'going over the line' about midnight tonight las palmos time... in other words three hours from this post ..
                            Any special arrangements on board when crossing the line....., King Neptune visiting or something....?
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                              So i am guessing that Finnmarken should be about here about now?

                              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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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..
                                Ditto.

                                Good to see you are waving the flag Comrade.

                                A Norwegian vessel I picked a few months ago had only one Norwegian amongst the Deck crew - The Bosun, the rest were Polish and Phillipino's. The Norwegian Bosun said the companies were eroding the conditions so they could employ cheaper labour. And he too was envious our unions strengths.

                                Will you be crew changing in Cape Town? If so, it's a very nice place to have a look around. I picked up a rig in Cape Town a year ago, it took 38 days from Cape Town to Barrow Island, roughly 8 - 12 knots with a short stop here and there.

                                She looks like good job from what we've heard. What are the manning numbers for the Deck going to like when she's on the job?

                                Myself and a few other seaman have applied to Boskalis but haven't heard anything yet if they're still looking for IR's.

                                Look forward to your photo's Mate, those Norwegian ships are always pristine and the grouse

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