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    Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

    Has anyone an idea or information why Nordstjernen is back in Gdansk? (dunno)

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      Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

      Originally posted by seadog View Post
      Has anyone an idea or information why Nordstjernen is back in Gdansk? (dunno)
      No information, but an idea. Although she looked good at Fjordsteam, they were apperently not quite finished with some things. To quote myself, as I wrote in the Fjordsteam thread:
      Originally posted by Gestumblindi
      Some things on Nordstjernen probably aren't completely finished. I thought that the wood of some railings looked freshly cleaned, but still in need of a layer of varnish, as well as part of the deck planking (at the stern, it looked finished and very good). Also, there were notices hanging (in English! - most passengers on board today were Norwegians; coming from Switzerland, I had the feeling of being quite an exotic ) that said "We still need some time, but as soon as she is ready, we are glad to welcome you on board for a wonderful voyage" and advertised a website www.vestlandclassic.com for information - which website currently isn't working, however.
      So, I think they have to do some additional work. Also, according to DNV vessel info, although the owner Vestland Rederi AS is in Norway (in Avaldsnes), the manager Vestland Marine Sp. z o.o. is in Poland (Gdynia), so maybe she will be in Poland repeatedly? (Quite likely that it's cheaper to do maintenance there despite the journey).

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        Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

        Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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          Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

          Originally posted by Gestumblindi View Post
          Here are some detail photos I made at Fjordsteam, which show in my opinion that good work was being done:
          Thanks for the pics! Looks like a very thorough job has been done I'm impressed, and she's not even done yet! (back in poland for more work)
          Last edited by Polar; August 9th, 2013, 23:34.

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            Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

            I planned to take a photo Sandnes and Nordstjernen together from the other side, but I was not fast enough. Sandnes sailed away and Nordstjernen was replaced because Midnatsol came in.






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              Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

              Wonderful to see the quality and extent of the restoration work!

              Full steam ahead for Nordstjernen!
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                Re: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                Did you all notice this web-page for Nordstjernen?

                http://vestlandclassic.com/
                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: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                  As she is now back in Poland for some more restorations, these are now considered memories:



                  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: ::: Nordstjernen :::

                    I like those memories! And thanks for reminding me about that web-page. I had seen mention of it earlier but at that time it wasn’t showing anything, and so I forgot about it. Now bookmarked!

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                      According to Marinetraffic, Nordstjernen is again on the way to Bergen. She's currently in Kattegat doing 14.5 knots. So, I suppose they finally have finished the remaining restoration work in Gdansk...

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                        Nordstjernen has apparently runned on ground tonight in Karmsundet: http://www.bt.no/nyheter/innenriks/N...d-3004026.html

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                          Luckily, it doesn't sound too bad... "The boat is stable on a rock, and there have been no reports of it taking on water" (with the help of Google Translate). But still such an accident, even if the damage should turn out to be minor, certainly isn't what we were hoping for as the first event after completion of the renovation... reminds me a bit of "Serenissima" running aground not long ago.

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                            Haugesund Avis, pictures:
                            Regards; Sigve.
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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 Ølen 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
                                  yvneac commented
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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.
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