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    Originally posted by Pindakaas View Post
    Finnmarken arrived at Barrow Island this morning.
    That is good news. It took a long time from being removed from regular Hurtigruten service until arriving at her new "home".

    Has she been moored up in her final operating position, or just anchored off Barrow, awaiting a "berth" to moor to?

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      Congratulations Pindakaas.

      I hope the anchorage serves her well. She will be there a long time.

      Her AIS is still being picked up.

      Right now (well about 6 minutes ago):
      Lat/Long : -20.82165˚ / 115.5204˚
      Nearby Places: Onslow, Dampier, Karratha (but all over 100km away)

      I expect there will be be a lot of comings and goings now as the transit crew become augmented/replaced with long term members. Or did all that take place further south?

      Best wishes to all on board.

      Clipper
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      Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
      Deck plan geek.
      The first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest.

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        Originally posted by Clipper View Post
        Congratulations Pindakaas.

        I hope the anchorage serves her well. She will be there a long time.

        Her AIS is still being picked up.

        Right now (well about 6 minutes ago):
        Lat/Long : -20.82165˚ / 115.5204˚
        Nearby Places: Onslow, Dampier, Karratha (but all over 100km away)

        I expect there will be be a lot of comings and goings now as the transit crew become augmented/replaced with long term members. Or did all that take place further south?

        Best wishes to all on board.

        Clipper
        Well, that position puts her at anchor approx. 4.5 n.miles more or less due East off the present Chevron camp at Barrow.
        Here is a GE image of the camp:
        Last edited by ombugge; May 4th, 2010, 09:37.

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          Some pictures of Finmarken can you see here :

          Finmarken in Australia

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            Originally posted by Galaxy View Post
            Some pictures of Finmarken can you see here :

            Finmarken in Australia
            That was informative pics and the associated article, although some of the texts and facts were, as usual, not accurate.
            Some of the pictures were from her long stay in Fremantle, not from Barrow Island.
            Boskalis is only involved in building the wharf facilities at Barrow, not in the development of the Gorgan Field, or the Processing facilities on Barrow.

            Now we know that she is moored to in a prepared single point buoy mooring just off Barrow Island and people are being transported to/from the ship by Crew Boat (seen in a couple of the pics)

            We also know that the Supply vessel used to support her is the PSV "Wise Tide II". They appeared to have put a barge with a Crawler Crane on deck "permanently" alongside to handle supplies from the Wise Tide II to the Finnmarken, (probably using the Side ramp and forklifts from there to the Cargo Deck) since there is no lifting gear on either the ship or the WT II.

            I believe she will also be used to receive, store and deliver Diesel Fuel for the Boskalis fleet of vessel to be used on the project?
            If so, God help them if they should spill any in the process.

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              Noticed the persons, who are taking care of our beloved vessel???

              Hermann Pedersen / Sortland
              Mads Hasselberg / Lofoten
              Jostein Martinsen / Tromso
              Ian Waters / Australia

              Now you know who ask, if there are some spots on her carpets after her return...
              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
                Noticed the persons, who are taking care of our beloved vessel???

                Hermann Pedersen / Sortland
                Mads Hasselberg / Lofoten
                Jostein Martinsen / Tromso
                Ian Waters / Australia

                Now you know who ask, if there are some spots on her carpets after her return...
                All familiar names for those who has followed Hurtigruten for the past 20 years

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                  Finnmarken writing Australian Oil History:

                  http://nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nordland/1.7114345
                  Last edited by pakarang; May 10th, 2010, 21:24. Reason: Added description and introduction of posted link.

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                    It has been a long time without a post about the Finnmarken off Barrow Island, WA. I have noticed a lot of views from guests, but noting else.

                    I decided to go looking for and info and found this link from a blogger that live and work on board: http://quentinsdream.blogspot.com/

                    Some interesting pictures of the Finnmarken, incl. interior and the alterations that have been made.

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                      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                      It has been a long time without a post about the Finnmarken off Barrow Island, WA. I have noticed a lot of views from guests, but noting else.

                      I decided to go looking for and info and found this link from a blogger that live and work on board: http://quentinsdream.blogspot.com/

                      Some interesting pictures of the Finnmarken, incl. interior and the alterations that have been made.
                      ombugge: you are a true gentleman for having found this blog, these images and for having shared it with all of us family members. From the bottom of my heart, a big thank you!
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

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

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                        I just got my Great Circle calculator working.

                        Because we are used to viewing the world on a Mercator projection, great circle routes are often surprising and here is something interesting (well I think so) :





                        Finnmarken is nearer Kirkenes than Bergen!

                        Clipper
                        ---------------------------
                        Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
                        Deck plan geek.
                        The first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest.

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                          Originally posted by Clipper View Post
                          I just got my Great Circle calculator working.

                          Because we are used to viewing the world on a Mercator projection, great circle routes are often surprising and here is something interesting (well I think so) :





                          Finnmarken is nearer Kirkenes than Bergen!

                          Clipper
                          That's because the Great Circle route from Barrow Island to anywhere in Norway probably goes over the North Pole (I haven't done any calculations)
                          It proves that Kirkenes in closer to the North Pole than Bergen.

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                            Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                            It has been a long time without a post about the Finnmarken off Barrow Island, WA. I have noticed a lot of views from guests, but noting else.

                            I decided to go looking for and info and found this link from a blogger that live and work on board: http://quentinsdream.blogspot.com/

                            Some interesting pictures of the Finnmarken, incl. interior and the alterations that have been made.
                            Must add to the thanks, Ombugge, for that link to the blog. Having travelled on Finnmarken it is especially fascinating to see the interior pictures.

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                              Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                              It proves that Kirkenes in closer to the North Pole than Bergen.
                              I always had a suspicion. Now it's a mathematical certainty

                              Clipper
                              ---------------------------
                              Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
                              Deck plan geek.
                              The first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest.

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                                The lady at Barrow

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