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    Haugesund Avis, pictures:
    Regards; Sigve.
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    IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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      Thanks for the links. As I interpret the updated news (with my limited understanding of Norwegian and Google's help), she was sucessfully towed away and berthed in Haugesund. It's said that there's a big "scratch" on the hull, but no leak.

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        Seems like Nordstjernen have som pretty major damage. Up to 3 ballast-tanks is damaged,a minor waterleak in the cargoroom,structural damages in lower deck and a huge hole in the front. Nordstjernen is now at Westcon shipyard in ōlen were she has to be docked.
        The plan was that she was going to be a hotel and restaurant ship in Bergen,but that plan is now down the drain.


        http://www.h-avis.no/nyheter/struktu...dekk-1.8155595


        http://www.h-avis.no/nyheter/trolig-...vikt-1.8156833

        http://www.h-avis.no/nyheter/mennesk...vikt-1.8157372

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        • yvneac
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          Thank you for the links HurtigruteHelge.Here in France it's not easy to get news about Nordstjernen.
          Hope she will reach Bergen one day.

        • Tommi
          Tommi commented
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          I watched the video featured in one the links, that seems to have been quite a tough grounding.

        • Seagull
          Seagull commented
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          Greatly appreciate these links but oh so sad that the news is worse than I had thought. The loss of the hotel and restaurant income in the run up to Christmas and the substantial-sounding repairs required will surely be a very considerable financial blow. Let us hope the resilient old lady gets through this.

        There are also positive signals: In this article, a senior adviser of Riksantikvaren (the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage) is quoted with "Alt er reparabelt" (everything can be repaired) and says that, although it's difficult to anticipate things, it would be "natural" for Riksantikvaren to "follow up" on a listed ship, "ogsŚ Ýkonomisk" (also financially)... also, I found the picture of Nordstjernen on her way to the ōlensvag shipyard at http://www.h-avis.no/nyheter/trolig-...vikt-1.8156833 quite heartening - at least she's floating, and from afar you could even imagine that nothing's wrong with her...

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        • ombugge
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          She appears to be under own power, but with tug escort.

        This looks quite good: http://www.riksantikvaren.no/?module...Show;ID=135201 (link via tangojoe in the German-language Hurtigforum)

        So, Riksantikvaren says that there is large, but local damage. They expect repairs to be completed in January. Furthermore, they note that the ship, after the thorough restoration in Gdansk, is in an impressively good condition technically and visually, which DNV as well as the insurance company have confirmed (I personally can vouch for the very good visual impression as experienced at Fjordsteam, but it's good to hear that also the technical condition is very good - besides the current damage, of course). The Riksantikvaren article contains further interesting technical details, such as mentioning that riveting as well as welding were used in construction, and that damage is limited to the welded parts, which seems to be a good thing. They use the original plans of Nordstjernen to make replacement parts.

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          Thank you so much to keep us updated! For me it is quite astonishing, that today with GPS and detailed sea maps, such a grounding can happen. I am not involved into this business, so maybe someone can tell us, which quality the crews of such ships have (i remember aslo the grounding of Serenissima on her first GB trip...)
          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            Originally posted by Ralf__ View Post
            Thank you so much to keep us updated! For me it is quite astonishing, that today with GPS and detailed sea maps, such a grounding can happen. I am not involved into this business, so maybe someone can tell us, which quality the crews of such ships have (i remember aslo the grounding of Serenissima on her first GB trip...)
            And we also had the grounding, or rather touching the ground, by the old Ragnvald Jarl (now SJōKURS) as she sailed as SommerbŚten with NRK (Norwegian Broadcastin Corp.) this summer.
            I guess the GPS and other satelite navaid don't tell wether there's high- or low tide.
            Then again, all nautical maps and navaids spell out depth as mean sea level...., don't they...?
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post

              And we also had the grounding, or rather touching the ground, by the old Ragnvald Jarl (now SJōKURS) as she sailed as SommerbŚten with NRK (Norwegian Broadcastin Corp.) this summer.
              I guess the GPS and other satelite navaid don't tell wether there's high- or low tide.
              Then again, all nautical maps and navaids spell out depth as mean sea level...., don't they...?
              Navigation charts give depths above Chart Datum (CD) or to Low Astronomic Tide (LAT) Mean sea level is used on maps and in engineering.

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                Helgeland and Salten Journalists Association gave Saturday night their main award to reportert Helge Lyngmoe and photographer Ola Helness from NRK. Of the 14 submissions it was "Last Dance with Nordstjernen" which walked away with the coveted award for 2013's "best NRK documentary".

                http://www.nrk.no/nordland/pris-for-...nen-1.11376085
                Regards; Sigve.
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                IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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                  At the place where Nordstjernen grounded... is the tide there such high that a passage at high water would have been without risk? Looking at the pictures i have severe doubts.
                  Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                    Some news - and images - from the damage to our old Lady N:

                    http://www.riksantikvaren.no/?module...Show;ID=135201
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Video of the old lady that fatal night:

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSYlbcs7KnQ


                       
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        Nordstjernen has been repaired after her near fatal grounding earlier:

                        http://www.riksantikvaren.no/?action...odule=Articles
                        Etter grunnst√ƒ¬łtingen ved Haugesund i november har √‚¬ęNordstjernen√‚¬Ľ st√ƒ¬•tt i dokk hos Westcon i √ƒ¬˜lensv√ƒ¬•g. 28. januar ble skipet sj√ƒ¬łsatt igjen og vil forlate verftet
                        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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                          MYSTERY: WHO OWNS NORDSTJERNEN:

                          We already know (at least I thought I did) that Nordhordland Dampskipslag acquired the Nordstjernen and got it brushed up in Poland before the fatal grounding near Haugesund just before Christmas.

                          But in a recent prospect for a Pentecostal cruise June 6 to 9 from Bergen to FlŚm, I read this: "I was contacted ba Norwegian who was buying an old hurtigrute, He wanted help with the financing of the ship and the result is that half the ship is owned by people from Hole and Ringerike (near HÝnefoss - which again is near Oslo)

                          Se the question is: Who owns Nordstjernen?
                          Regards; Sigve.
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                          IF I WIN IN LOTTO, I COULD GO EVERYWHERE. WITH FRAM....

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                            That's a very valid and good question Sigve. Personally, I have no idea - but as you, I have also sometimes thought about the relation of ownership for the vessel.

                            There must be some kind of registry somewhere, which is publicly open?
                            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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