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    Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

    As Tommi said, the rust is nothig to worry about, there are Hurtigrute ships today that are much worse! Just imagine if Nordstjernen was white
    Walking in the shadow of the blues

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      Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

      Se is riding at anchor and not moored to the pre-set mooring seen earlier. The barge that has been moored alongside as a "landing platform" for crew boats and supply vessels has gone from Stbd. side.

      Any indication if she is still off Barrow Island, or been moved somewhere in preparation to leave???

      I'll try to find out which yard she will be at for the reinstatement in Hurtigruten standard and colours. (incl. removal of MUA stickers)
      That will probably take some time after 18 months inactive.

      Do we know who will bring her up here to Singapore, the present Australian crew, or will a Norwegian crew take over somewhere along the route?
      (Sometimes change of crew take place off Bali)

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        Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

        Originally posted by Speedbird View Post
        As Tommi said, the rust is nothig to worry about, there are Hurtigrute ships today that are much worse! Just imagine if Nordstjernen was white
        Imagine that. About Norstjernen, there's a well known joke that they are not aloud to use rust-wash onboard cause she will dissapear..

        Looking forward to seeing Finnmarken with her original colors again. I'm not a big fan of the white White looked great on the very old ships though.

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          Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

          Just heard that FM is sailing to Singapore for repaint and upgrade to hurtigrute standard again, and also classing..., so we might see some images along the way from our photographer in Singapore, 'ombugge'...?
          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

            Glad to hear she is coming home... I fondly remember my trip on her from Tromsø, to Kirkenes and back again in 2006. I just came across a couple of pictures from that trip, I will have to excuse the bad quality shots, was taken with a camera phone... Strangely I took precious few shots of the ship itself...

            Shot of the bridge superstructure, kind of a predecessor to my similar shots from the Voyager of the Seas last year


            Put on a sepia effect here... Not the most tasteful, but showing an old abandoned fishing village


            The russian border, in B&W


            Arriving in Berlevåg, also sepia


            Vardøhus fortress


            I love that the remaining fog created a kind of "sunshade" around the mountains


            On the other hand, this means I have to get myself together and get on a trip with Nordstjernen before she will be out of service...
            Olympus user
            E-M1, E-M5
            w/ Lots of new and old (adapted lenses)...

            Hurtigruten ships traveled on:
            MS Richard With, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordkapp, MS Nordlys, MS Finnmarken, MS Midnatsol (Both old and new)

            Cruise ships traveled on:
            MS Sunbird, former RCI Song of America, now MS Louis Olympia (August 2002)
            MS Adventure of the Seas (October 2010)
            MS Vision of the Seas (June 2012)
            MS Enchantment of the Seas (October 2016)

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              Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
              Wouldn't anyone else love to see her sporting white hull back in Hurtigruten again...? Even just for a single season!
              You are so predictable...........

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                Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                Originally posted by ehp View Post
                You are so predictable...........
                Well, madam, so are you:

                Originally posted by ehp View Post
                My ship with the rounded stern is coming back!!!! Hooray!!!!!!
                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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                  Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                  No... She has to be painted in Hurtigruten colors.

                  An other thing: why has Midnatsol and Trollfjord a different kind of red stripe on the hull? Is this meant to be a more "modern" look?

                  And how did the color scheme come about anyway?

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                    Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                    Originally posted by Skipskatta View Post
                    ....And how did the color scheme come about anyway?
                    This is interesting... the first ships to feature colored red/blue stripes on the side were the 82/83 generation ships, but why this came to be, I have no idea.
                    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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                      Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                      Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                      This is interesting... the first ships to feature colored red/blue stripes on the side were the 82/83 generation ships, but why this came to be, I have no idea.
                      Blue stripes? I know the MS Gann (former MS Narvik) has a blue stripe, but I thought that was painted on after leaving Hurtigruten?

                      Anyway, just read today that Finnmarken will be back on the Norwegian coast from the 16th of February 2012!

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                        Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                        Originally posted by Skipskatta View Post
                        Blue stripes? I know the MS Gann (former MS Narvik) has a blue stripe, but I thought that was painted on after leaving Hurtigruten?

                        Anyway, just read today that Finnmarken will be back on the Norwegian coast from the 16th of February 2012!
                        Vesterålen from 1983 had a blue stripe all the way from delivery till she was rebuilt in the 90's. She was Vesterålens "blue ship".
                        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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                          Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                          Some information about her return in this Norwegian article:

                          http://maritimt.com/nyheter/2011/hur...r-tilbake.html
                          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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                            Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                            According to this article from NRK ( http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nordland/1.7817351 ), it appears that Finnmarken will undergo conversion back to a Hurtigrute at a shipyard in SINGAPORE.

                            I guess that means our family member there, ombugge, must be the one to keep an eye out for her and provide us with image-materials?
                            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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                              Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                              According to this article from NRK ( http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nordland/1.7817351 ), it appears that Finnmarken will undergo conversion back to a Hurtigrute at a shipyard in SINGAPORE.

                              I guess that means our family member there, ombugge, must be the one to keep an eye out for her and provide us with image-materials?
                              That fact has been known for some time now. There are many shipyard here in Singapore with the capability to both drydock and upgrade ships of this type and size. Most likely they will chose Sembawang Shipyard since they have most experience with passenger ship upgrade and conversions.

                              If anybody hear any rumors about which yard, please let me know. Security is quite strict at the yards today, I cannot just walk in without an invitation, or a job to do within the yard. But I will do my level best to get some pics, at least from a distance if I'll in town at the time.

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                                Re: ::: Finnmarken :::

                                Go gentle on me, my first post - but I felt it was a little while since we'd seen a photo of Finnmarken looking like a real Hurtigrute! This one from September 2004 - Stokmarknes I think.

                                Cheers,

                                Mark.

                                www.pologlover.co.uk

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