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    Re: ::: Lofoten :::

    ... but big enough when alone:

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Re: ::: Lofoten :::

      She is so small:
      ... but big enough when alone:
      ....That is so true!

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        Re: ::: Lofoten :::

        During my recent trip on board MS Lofoten, I had the chance to visit the engine room. I don't know much about engines, but it looked rather impressive. I was glad to see her on the "inside". (sorry if those photos were already posted in this thread).







        I thing visiting a newer ship engine room would help me to realize how different it is.
        Last edited by PanjiS; January 20th, 2013, 10:20.

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          Re: ::: Lofoten :::

          Now that looks really genuine. At what point did they do the machine room visit?

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            Re: ::: Lofoten :::

            The deck (as in floor) looks so clean!
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              Re: ::: Lofoten :::

              Originally posted by PanjiS View Post
              During my recent trip on board MS Lofoten, I had the chance to visit the engine room.
              Ohhhhh .....Sooooooo JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!
              ...but needless to say HUGE thank you for sharing your terrific photos.

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                Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                Ohhhhh .....Sooooooo JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!
                ...but needless to say HUGE thank you for sharing your terrific photos.
                Same jealousy, and same thank you!
                The last picture in particular is very fascinating for me, all these levers and dials... And it looks so clean, at the same time it does look from another time. Perfect!
                MS Lofoten April 2006, March 2012, Feb 2013. MS Polarlys Dec 2010. MS Fram Feb 2009, Sep 2011.
                Upcoming : MS Fram Dec 2013, MS Lofoten Sep 2014
                My travelblog : http://voyageterremer.blogspot.com. Hurtigruten, Antarctica, Svalbard, Norway (and other places...).

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                  Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                  At what point did they do the machine room visit?
                  They did not

                  I just asked - to be more specific I asked to visit the bridge and my dinner companions asked to visit the engine and we went together. At one point after dinner we were invited (incognito, with a message "room 302 and 2** please proceed to the reception ...", not saying why ) The tour leader kindly took us there and I think he was quite pleased to show it to us. We were too!

                  I could have taken more photos but my ears are quite sensitive, even with ear plugs, that I had my hands covering my ears all the way !

                  Here are two more:





                  I agree it is so clean, and yes Sarnia, I quite liked the "handles" too (you notice my non-technical wording )!

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                    Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                    For those interested, here are the technical specifications that were printed and given to us:

                    MS Lofoten
                    Built by A/S Akers Mek. Shipyard, Oslo, Norway. Build No. 547
                    Delivered 27th Februrary 1964

                    The main propulsion machinery consists of a 7-cylinder, single-acting, direct changeable cross-head engine. The Danish-designed Burmeister & Wein engine was built on license at Akers Mek. Shipyard in Oslo. The two-stroke engine uses pressure-nozzles and 2 gas-operated turbochargers. The engine produces 3675 HP and turns 200 revolutions per minute.

                    Cylinder diameter: 420mm
                    Stroke height: 900mm
                    Middle pressurer: 9,5kp/cm2

                    The engine relies on an adjustable pitch propeller system (LIAAEN) controlled directly from the bridge.

                    User capacity to the main engine is about 80m3 MSD, totally app. 100m3 incl. boiler and auxiliary engines.
                    Bunker capacity to the auxiliary engines is approximately 40m3 gasoil.
                    Use of oil to the main engine is around 350 liters per hour.

                    Auxiliary machinery consists of 2 Bergen Diesels, each one producing 270 HP (90 HP per cylinder). These Norwegian engines were built in Bergen and one Volvo Penta engine.

                    Each of the Bergen Diesels has a generator which produces 230 KVA, 600 RPM, 50HZ. The Volva penta has a generator which produces 640 KVA, 1500 RPM, 50HZ.

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                      Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                      a few of mine taken in Tromso on 23rd August 2009







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                        Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                        Great pictures from the trip and the engine room, PanjiS

                        Great departure images from TOS, Patric H

                        Sorry that there is only photos taken in the dark from me for the moment.

                        "Lofoten" on her way up north again this evening.

                        Best wishes from
                        Bengt Domben

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                          Nice additions Patric H.

                          No worries Bengt, soon you'll have a lot of light up there.
                          By the way, what's the temperature in the air and in the sea this time of year?

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                            Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                            I'm suddenly having doubts : is it possible to do laundry on board MS Lofoten?
                            I thought there was a laundry room, but I can't find it on the deck plan... I didn't have use for it on my previous trips so I didn't actually look for it, but this time I'm trying to pack a lighter suitcase and I was hoping to do laundry at some point.
                            If I can't, I'll just go dirty !
                            MS Lofoten April 2006, March 2012, Feb 2013. MS Polarlys Dec 2010. MS Fram Feb 2009, Sep 2011.
                            Upcoming : MS Fram Dec 2013, MS Lofoten Sep 2014
                            My travelblog : http://voyageterremer.blogspot.com. Hurtigruten, Antarctica, Svalbard, Norway (and other places...).

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                              Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                              Originally posted by Sarnia View Post
                              I'm suddenly having doubts : is it possible to do laundry on board MS Lofoten?
                              I thought there was a laundry room, but I can't find it on the deck plan... I didn't have use for it on my previous trips so I didn't actually look for it, but this time I'm trying to pack a lighter suitcase and I was hoping to do laundry at some point.
                              If I can't, I'll just go dirty !
                              You won't need to go dirty!

                              There's a washing machine & dryer on Deck B in the port quarter. I've seen a photo of it recently together with a report that is now usable by passengers - previously (2010) you had to arrange with a crew member to do your washing!

                              Fair Winds & Weather,

                              Richard
                              Fair Winds & Weather,

                              Richard

                              TF 09/05; TF BGO-KKN-TOS/KH TOS-BGO 05/06(hit seamen's strike ); TF Xmas/New Year 12/06; MS 05/08; Lofoten 03/10; MS 03/11 TRD-KKN-BGO(broke ship ); MS 01/12 (Astronomy Voyage), LO 03/13 - changed to MS (Astronomy Voyage again!) as LO delayed after maintenance; LO 03/14 BGO-KKN-TRD

                              Forthcoming: Lofoten 31/10/15 BGO-KKN-BGO

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                                Re: ::: Lofoten :::

                                The German Forum Library "hurtigwiki.de" is confirming this information. They have also some pictures:

                                http://hurtigwiki.de/schiffe/ms_lofoten/bilder

                                Scroll down to the section "Im Schiff". Pictures 96 to 99 will show you the scenery and signs how to use it.
                                Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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