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  • The next tender: Fosen Namsos Sjø (FNS) is back at Flakk-Rørvik

    The next tender: Fosen Namsos Sjø (FNS) is back at Flakk-Rørvik

    As we are approaching the end of an 8-year tender, Fjord1 and my dear Korsfjord is about to complete her contractual orders.

    We - the family of CaptainsVoyage - followed the ship even before I departed for Poland to pick her up, and bring her home to Norway, and our member Tom in Bergen, got the very first images of the ship in Norway, when we made a small detour under Askøybroen to meet up with him - in the middle of the night.

    Then, what a memorable, ice-cold night when we arrived at Molde in the darkness. Several members of the CVF family came to greet the ship a warm welcome to Norway.

    Now, with only months to go, I will still be dedicated to perform my very bestow my ability in my capacity as one of her Captains, until the tender is up. As it seems right now, I will be signing off the K for the last time on December 18th 2018.

    The previous thread can be seen her: http://www.captainsvoyage-forum.com/...-rørvik-thread

    But as that tender now draws towards a close, I open this new thread to follow what will be going on onwards. Note however, only information official to the general public will be shared, no company secrets.
    A place to post any messages related to maritime business, interest or any facts that you may want to share with others. In particular any info or news about any passenger or cruise ship is welcome.

  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by ombugge View Post
    Did you know that there is whiskey made in Switzerland? (Neither did I)
    More surprising; a distillery there produce a whiskey called Langatun:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6kxyYYwxGU
    Don't know if it is carried by Vinmonopolet in Trondheim.
    Thanks ombugge... will check out this one and have a taste some day!

    I don't think it's available at Vinmonopolet or Systembolaget.... at least not in searches.

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  • ombugge
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    Did you know that there is whiskey made in Switzerland? (Neither did I)
    More surprising; a distillery there produce a whiskey called Langatun:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6kxyYYwxGU
    Don't know if it is carried by Vinmonopolet in Trondheim.
    Last edited by ombugge; August 31st, 2019, 21:30.

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  • janihudi
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    the K looks more sleek than the L &M. the extra lenght is not even a truck long

  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
    is it by the way she is designed,but she looks so much shorter than the Korsfjord?
    She is slightly shorter, K was just about 123 meters long, but Lagatun (and Munken) is 108 meters long. The new ones are also a bit more compact and much taller than before.

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  • janihudi
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    is it by the way she is designed,but she looks so much shorter than the Korsfjord?

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  • pakarang
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    Still, after having been a ferry-nation for XXX-number of years, we are still not at a point where we design and construct the perfect ferry.

    The knowledge we (the crew on board) sit with, will never be sought when a design company sits down making drawings for a new ferry. Our opinions are of no value to them. They design something that looks great on the paper and that works in theory... but years of maritime competence shows them taking wrong again and again.

    I find this sad and beyond tragic that we simply can not move forward to create something that is better for the crew, for the operation and for the safety.

    Munken has a "new-ship" smell that we don't have on Lagatun: the reason is really hard to find I guess. I noticed it last time I was on night watch, when I had to run over to the other ferry to switch off some instruments on the bridge. The smell between the ships are very different.

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  • Ralf__
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    Thank you for these explanations. On some other place there was once the question, if there won't be the ideal ferry design some day. As i read now, there is always space for new improvements - and there were many! So as i read, for you it is a much more comfortable working place. Great!

    Very interesting point: the different smell!
    What can that be? Different parfumes, after shaves or deodorants of the crew? Different food served? Different materials used for fixing the floors? Different colors or cleaning material? Nice task, isn't it?

  • pakarang
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    hahahahaha.... god one, Ralf, and thank you!

    There is a lot of effort at keeping the two sisters as identical as possible, but after a little more than half a year, there are some differences:

    The smell on board is different.

    There are plants in the mess room on Lagatun.

    The barometric pressure and navigational information is placed differently on the two bridges.

    .... not much more, YET.

    But as I said, there is a lot of effort put into keeping them truly identical.

    When it comes to ship handling in bad weather, the greatest improvement from my previous, is that the thrusters are placed at the each extreme end of the ship. I believe also that the "slingrekjøl" bilge-keel is larger on these ferries, making them roll less when seas come in from the side.

    Another thing I have noticed is that they FEEL sturdier. They don't rattle and shake as much in seas, or when arriving at the fender wall. This gives us way smoother arrivals. Navigation wise, these are great ferries.

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  • Ralf__
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    "Ralf__ commented
    February 28th, 2019, 13:42
    That is good new, so a well done design. Can you name the improvements, which have been done? Different keel design? More weight of the power unit? Different shape of the hull?."

    Of course these pictures are wonderful, but don't be too upset about the overwhelming response, since you did not answer my questions....

    (for sure you did not notice, but i could not resist!! )

    Are there the famous 10 differences between the two sisters?

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  • pakarang
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    Based on the overwhelming response to my last images, I wasn't going to share these here.... but what the heck, here they are anyway:

    2019_07_28 MAVIC2PRO-Lagatun and Munken-DJI_0182-1 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    2019_07_26 MAVIC2PRO-Lagatun-DJI_0165 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

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  • pakarang
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    Lagatun:

    2019_05_17 EOS5D-Munken and Lagatun-IMG_9241 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

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  • pakarang
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    Lagatun and Munken as seen earlier this month:

    2019_06_01 G7XM2-Lagatun arriving-IMG_6205 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

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  • pakarang
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    A few days ago, I spent 4-5 days on board the Trondheim as her Captain... it was quite an immense change for me to go back to the "ordinary" propeller and rudder ferry.

    Having been on thruster ferries for nearly a decade, going back to something "that old" is probably like jumping from an A350 to a DC9.

    Aft navigation desk:

    2019_04_26 G7XM2-BF Trondheim akter-IMG_6120 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

    Forward navigation desk:

    2019_04_26 G7XM2-BF Trondheim forut-IMG_6124 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

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  • Ralf__
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    That is good new, so a well done design. Can you name the improvements, which have been done? Different keel design? More weight of the power unit? Different shape of the hull?.
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