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    "Hamarøy" at Bognes a few weeks ago

    "Hamarøy" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

    "Barøy"

    "Barøy" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

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      Cool shot of Barøy, Kristian!
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        GONE WITH THE WIND!!!

        When it is blowing a force 10 from abeam it takes skills to maneuver into the ferry wharf, even with the latest and the best of equipment.

        With an under powered old bucket like this one, it becomes even more of a challenge: http://www.smp.no/nyheter/2015/12/05...n-11891211.ece
        (With Video)

        This one has had several problems, even in good weather: http://www.shipwrecklog.com/log/2015/10/ullensvang/

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        • PoloUK
          PoloUK commented
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          Ouch!!! I think if I'd been in the queue waiting for that one, I may have turned around and gone elsewhere.




        Photo: ms Noord Nederland & ms Friesland (Rederij Doeksen)
        West – Terschelling 5-8-2014 11.29

        Regards Germen

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          "Tysfjord" leaving Melbu

          "Tysfjord" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

          "Tysfjord" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

          "Tysfjord" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr


          "Barøy" at Bognes

          "Barøy" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

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            I found some former Norwegian ferries on Shipnostalgia forum today:
            M/F Haram: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...bay-ii/cat/502


            M/F Kommandoren: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...acouda/cat/502


            This last one I'm not sure if have been Norwegian, or even originally a ferry, but the style is familiar: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/galler...ral-ii/cat/502

            Here from Shipspotting: http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/...php?lid=652429

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              B/F TUSTNA is now sold, not to be any orange or green Admiral in the Caribbean, but to Spain. So "they" say... Here she is at former Sterkoder ship yard yesterday
              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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              • Ralf__
                Ralf__ commented
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                Oh, will she serve the destination the MS Spitsbergen was built for originally???
                No. That was Portugal....

              I hope someone here on the forum can help me a little bit:
              I am looking for a former Norwegian ferry, the Lady of Manaoag 2. She was built in 1969 as Skutvik for Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskap(VDS) and was in service between Svolvær and Skutvik for many years. In 1988 she was sold to Hardanger Sunnhordlandske Dampskipsselskap(HSD), and in 1996 she was sold out of the country. According to my sources, she was sold to a company called Jomarias International Corp., registered in Honduras. In 2005, she was registered in the Phillipines, still under the ownership of Jomarias Int. Corp.
              I am looking for photos of this ferry after she was sold. If anyone has photos of her in Norway, I would appreciate that too, but photos of her in the Phillipines would be great to see.
              Here are a few photos of her from Norway, and some additional information.

              http://www.fjordfaehren.de/no_f/skutvik1969.htm

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              Looking for Skutvik I came across another former Norwegian ferry that is now plying Philippine waters:




              No sign of the Skutvik though.

              Here is a link to a flicker site with enough Philippine Ferries and HSCs to satisfy even The Sea-Otter: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/fan...tags/batangas/

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              • The Sea-Otter
                The Sea-Otter commented
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                Though this one is not the one I am looking for, she is still a cool ferry! One of her two sisters is actually still in Norway, owned by Torghatten Nord, "Stetind" was the last of the three sisters "Ulsnes"(1973), "Tungenes"(1975, the one pictured above) and "Vardenes"(1977, now Stetind).

              Have you ever wondered why 350 people dies when a 200 pax ferry sink on the rivers in Bangladesh??
              Here is why:


              The same applies in multiples when the bigger ferries on the Khalna run get into trouble:




              I know, I was there when a ferry sunk and 300 people died. Some because the military guarding one river bank shot at swimmers in the water, causing them to turn around and head for the other bank. (1972)

              PS> Buses on the roads look much the same:

              Which is not that unusual in many places, even hanging on the sides.
              But Dhaka is the only place in the world I have seen passengers standing on the front bumper. (From memory, no pictures)

              PPS> But I found one where
              Last edited by ombugge; February 16th, 2016, 08:56.

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                PPS> But I found one of a train where they do:

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                  I doubt whether they ever see a ticket! Look at that one sitting immediately above the front lamps, he looks as if he is engrossed in a tablet - or is he having a snack from his tin? How does he stay put when the train moves off, I wonder? And the end one at the left on the "bumper/cow-catcher/whatever", clinging on to someone else!
                  Ivy

                  "To thine own self be true.......
                  Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    I have no first hand experience of how to travel like this. I did one trip from Chittagong to Dhaka by train at the time when all bridges were bombed and damaged. I traveled 1st class sleeper, with 4 persons per "cabin". When we got woken up for the first river crossing there were at least 16 people in there.
                    If I haven't said it before, I'll repeat it here; "don't put western perceptions on Asian reality, especially South Asian reality.
                    PS> To be fair, this is probably before Eid, not every day situation . (Slightly less crowded normally)

                  • wherrygirl
                    wherrygirl commented
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                    "Western perceptions" I take to mean interpretations of something eastern according to western standards/ideas/customs/etc..
                    I merely commented on the reality I saw before me in exactly the same way as if it were here. I see things - and people - as they are, or appear to be. Full stop. Not how they are, or appear to be, compared to...............

                  • ombugge
                    ombugge commented
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                    Although a comment added to your post I was not directly answering to that, just a general comment about the differences between the reality, or perception of reality, in Europe and Asia. In this case the perception of safety above all.
                    This applies to many things and is a two way street. Most Asians have a glorified perception of the riches in Europe, which is not always reality.

                  Reedham ferry, Norfolk. A chain ferry carrying 3 cars, the present boat was built in 1983. Read all about the ferry here.
                  Photo by David Medcalf


                  My view of the River Yare from the ferry.
                  Ivy

                  "To thine own self be true.......
                  Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                    "Lauvstad" arriving at Bjørnerå

                    "Lauvstad" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                    "Lauvstad" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                    "Lauvstad" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                    "Lauvstad" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                    "Lauvstad" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

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                      "Kvernsund" arriving at Vikran on Grytøy

                      "Kvernsund" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                      "Kvernsund" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                      "Kvernsund" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                      "Kvernsund" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

                      "Kvernsund" by The Sea-Otter, on Flickr

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