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    Gaelsail and Sterkoder:

    A big Thank you!for sharing the photos with us every day! It is wonderful to be in touch with the sea from "midlands". I don't want to miss it. Keep on posting!
    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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      Going through some photos to finish up blogging about my cruise, I found this photo I took as we were leaving Shanghai. I thought it was a neat example of Big and Little...

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        Interesting picture. From that angle it looks like there is no point to the bow. Just a big flat bow on a huge ship.

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          Originally posted by ehp View Post

          Oh it's so cute! - and that little thing isn't too bad either!
          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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            Live fish carrier "Ro Chief" leaving just before "Norwegian Jade" arrives


            Little harbour tanker "Grip Solar"

            Pictures: ©S. Ludvigsen
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              Those live-fish carriers has certainly grown large and advanced over the years. I'm getting more and more impressed by their size, technology and development... only a short time ago, they used to be old converted cargo ships: whilst now, they are highly advanced vessels special built for the operation they are designed to perform.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                I belive this is "Kronprins Harald" of Jahre Line (?). Belive this must be a picture taken in 1983-84, when the ship was used as a mass-vessel to sail up and down the norwegian coast
                All: ©S. Ludvigsen
                I remember that, must have been some time int he 80's... I was on board as well when they stopped in Rorvik. Those ... what should we call them.... sales cruises were very popular and an annual event for some years.

                The ship was taken out of it's original route and sent up the coast with stops in many places. The ship's car deck was divided into hundreds of sections advertising and selling products in many categories. Much like a sales fair...
                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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                  Alang google earth updated

                  Deleted. Post moved to correct thread.
                  http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...=9732#post9732
                  Last edited by Steve.B; June 18th, 2009, 00:31.
                  Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                    "Nora Victoria" left Kr-sund today.
                    This is a new vessel for me, so I'll have to search for info. Note the car on deck




                    Live fish carrier "Roy Kristian"
                    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                      Gaelic Rose

                      does anyone recognise this dive boat? She has sometimes sailed from Bergen although this year I think she is staying at home on the West Coast of Scotland for the complete season. She was built as a fishing trawler in MacDuff (1960s) and then converted as a dive boat.

                      This morning they were taking the opportunity to paint her while the tide was at it's lowest in Lochaline. Her wooden hull looks in very good condition. Our friend Lee (the chef in the local dive centre/cafe) used to work on the Gaelic Rose and was helping with the painting on his day off- but we still managed to get our coffee!

                      On the beach


                      Stern view




                      NSSR 2008 sticker on wheelhouse window. Is this some sort of licence or is it displayed in support of the work of the NSSR?

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                        Is this some sort of licence or is it displayed in support of the work of the NSSR?
                        Don't know about this vessel, but as far as the sticker from NSSR, this is a sign that the vessel owner has paid the membership in the NSSR Coastal Patrol Support and is subject to free assistance whenever or whatever problem occur at sea or when docked.
                        Non-members are subject to pay a fee, big enough to make it worth being a member.
                        Of the sticker, you'll see that the membership is valid through 2008.
                        "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                          Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                          Don't know about this vessel, but as far as the sticker from NSSR, this is a sign that the vessel owner has paid the membership in the NSSR Coastal Patrol Support and is subject to free assistance whenever or whatever problem occur at sea or when docked.
                          Non-members are subject to pay a fee, big enough to make it worth being a member.
                          Of the sticker, you'll see that the membership is valid through 2008.
                          So it is like paying a membership fee for joining a rescue service for your car. (only a bit more serious when its needed) unlike in the UK where the RNLI is funded by public donations. Is there any other central funding for the NSSR?

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                            Not quite sure how the NSSR is financed.
                            I know privates and organizations donate the different vessels, and so get to name the boat, such as, Sundt Flyer (paid for by Petter C.G Sundt), Det Norske Veritas (paid for by DNV) and so on. That is not the case for every boat though, as NSSR also gets something from the Norwegian Government (I guess).
                            Other than that it is financed by lottery and privates who donate money.
                            A membership is not required to get assistance, of course, but it's part of the financing of the NSSR.
                            Don't know too much about this...., as you might understand
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                              Originally posted by Gaelsail View Post
                              So it is like paying a membership fee for joining a rescue service for your car. (only a bit more serious when its needed) unlike in the UK where the RNLI is funded by public donations. Is there any other central funding for the NSSR?
                              As a TOTAL member you get the following assistance both at sea and while lying in port for free;


                              Help to get engines started
                              Pumping and drainage
                              Help with engine fuel
                              Escort Service (Convoy accompanyed by a NSSR vessel when passing exposed coastline)
                              Diving Assistance
                              Express delivery of parts and equipment
                              Help to return home at the casualty / motor peak

                              The price?

                              For one year as a Total member: 795 Nok = £80
                              Øistein

                              If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you...

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                                Originally posted by Oistein View Post
                                As a TOTAL member you get the following assistance both at sea and while lying in port for free;


                                Help to get engines started
                                Pumping and drainage
                                Help with engine fuel
                                Escort Service (Convoy accompanyed by a NSSR vessel when passing exposed coastline)
                                Diving Assistance
                                Express delivery of parts and equipment
                                Help to return home at the casualty / motor peak

                                The price?

                                For one year as a Total member: 795 Nok = £80
                                Now that is quite something

                                When you say 'exposed coastline' what does that mean? and how many vessels would make a convoy? You have really got me intrigued now .

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