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    Apparently, she is now for sale for the approximate sum of 3million NOK, or 299.000 Euro...

    https://www.nrk.no/sognogfjordane/tr...eim-1.13059383

    Basically, what this Norwegian article says is that local enthusiasts in Norway are trying to find funding to purchase the well-kept veteran and bring her home to Norway again. The group has also contacted the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage to possibly help funding the return of the ship. The journey from Malaysia to Norway is a long journey, and they are currently sourcing how to do that for the old ship.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    • Paul Cobb
      Paul Cobb commented
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      Thank you so much for the update, Jan-Olav. The amount you quote in Euros doesn't seem that prohibitive to an organisation, especially if they are able to obtain help with funding.

      I wonder why the current owners are selling after doing so much work on the ship. The diving business struggling? After a more modern or larger vessel?

      After reading your previous opinion re the transport of the ship back to Norway, how do you feel any buyers might choose to do this? And, if she does end up back there, do you think she might work ferry routes again or some different form of tourist role?

    One of the ships are on the way back to Norway, PCE 830 - HMS Kilcheranan - MS Sunnhordland - Kristina Brahe: http://maritime.no/nyheter/bruker-ti...m-veteranskip/

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      Hi all: Does anybody have any form of update on the situation with HMS Kilham, as was? Is she still moored as a diving ship? No buyers for her?

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      I’m interested in the purchase of this historic ship in order to use it as diving liveabord in Sabah or to move to Chuuk.
      i’m looking for the owners of Orient Explorer or people who was in charge of Orient Explorer in the past years.
      People from Sensi Borneo are not responding (apparently all email adresses are down) Tracy Kalvin is not responding.
      Could somebody help me to found people?
      Best Regards,
      Serge

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        Thank you for your interest, Sir Pinsvin!

        I personally have no information to share in regards to owners and/or ownership, but maybe some other members have some information?

        ombugge - I know you're no longer in Singapore, but perhaps you may have some contacts to share?
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        OHHH.... I hope that the shipspotting information regarding her "death" doesn't mean she is "to-be-decomissioned".

        She was such a beautiful ship all the way till this day.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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          Guys! Good news! She is still alive ! I found the owner!

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          • ombugge
            ombugge commented
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            That is good news. Please keep us updated on what you have found out and what more you find out in the future.
            Where is she now???

          She is still in Sabah

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            Yes she is still there, if these GE images are to be believed:
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            Hope there is deep water so she can get away from the ring of empty Anchor Beer bottles after all these years on the same spot.

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              Today’s videos!!!!!
              https://youtu.be/cKn6dOWZgc0

              https://youtu.be/SGLJADPxdGY



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                Very nice!

                From what I can see, the engine room is really clean and looks very well maintained!

                What a beautiful gem this vessel is - certainly not many like her these days! I can clearly imagine her sailing on exclusive cruises somewhere. Great to see that, till this day, she still carries her former Norwegian company flag on the prow of the bow.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  On February 23, 2017 the Sunnhordland (PCE 830) came back to Bergen again for the first time after they got her back and she has been very active since


                  Sunnhordland
                  by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


                  Sunnhordland
                  by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


                  Sunnhordland
                  by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr

                  The engineer told me this piece is original since 1943


                  Sunnhordland
                  by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr

                  The active engine room


                  Sunnhordland
                  by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr

                  This is the second engine room that is now just an open space

                  Sunnhordland by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


                  Sunnhordland
                  by Tom Gulbrandsen, on Flickr


                  Here is the rest in my flickr album, both interior and exterior

                  https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommcn...57679793540540
                  View more photo's at my Flickr photostream blog

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                  • Tommi
                    Tommi commented
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                    Nice looking ride, and great pictures too!

                  Absolutely awesome images of the Sunnhordland, Tom!

                  I especially loved the blue-hour bridge shot. It reminds me of those picture perfect shots of yacht-bridges seen in high quality magazines.

                  Pretty amazing to see the ship being restored like this and in active duty.
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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