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    Next year she is going to Hamburg for her 60 years birthday

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    • Ralf__
      Ralf__ commented
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      A warm welcome, IsakHals. Finally your first post after a while of reading, eh?
      We all would be glad to hear more from your so feel free to post more.

      Hopefully someone will take pictures or spend a visit on her when she is visiting Hamburg.

    Time to bump the old Ragnvald Jarl up a bit on this page.... with the start of her life.

    This is a short black and white film clip fo the launch of Ragnvald Jarl back in 1956 as filmed by Norwegian Broadcasting:

    https://tv.nrk.no/serie/filmavisen/F...-05-1956#t=14s
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      SJØKURS (Ragnvald Jarl) visit Kristiansund Sunday 6th May 2018

      ​​​​​​SSL25236 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

      ​​​​​​SSL25241 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

      ​​​​​​SSL25244 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

      ​​​​​​SSL25243 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

      NORDKAPP, southbound hurtigrute, meet SJØKURS
      ​​​​​​SSL25251 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

      SSL25259 by Svein Ludvigsen, on Flickr

      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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        Awesome to see her still going strong enough to make voyages along the coast.

        I really liked the B&W image... but I can't say that I'm a big fan of the black (main) masts.
        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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          Sad news from Kristiansand and NRK Vest-Agder today:
          SJØKURS, ex. Ragnvald Jarl is to be moored permanently and no students will be taken in. The reason is that the owners can't afford to upgrade the ship to standard and new demands from the authorities.

          https://www.nrk.no/sorlandet/til-kai...odt-1.14388796
          "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
            Sad news from Kristiansand and NRK Vest-Agder today:
            SJØKURS, ex. Ragnvald Jarl is to be moored permanently and no students will be taken in. The reason is that the owners can't afford to upgrade the ship to standard and new demands from the authorities.

            https://www.nrk.no/sorlandet/til-kai...odt-1.14388796
            Sad news indeed. I wonder what will then happen to the ship.

            I see several options:

            1) continue as a land-based (docked) ship still to be used for training and classrooms.

            2) sold off to other interests

            3) sent to be scrapped

            I know we can't keep them all, but it would be awesome if someone in Trondheim now woke up and at least got this ship to be located in Trondheim as some kind of attraction.
            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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              Just read that SJØKURS has changed name to RAGNVALD JARL and being prepared for tow to Gdansk and maintenance/refurbishment.
              New owner is said to be Vestland Marine, the same owners who has NORDSTJERNEN in their fleet.
              I thought Vestland Marine was just a charter company, but anyway...

              Anyone know more?
              "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                Just read that SJØKURS has changed name to RAGNVALD JARL and being prepared for tow to Gdansk and maintenance/refurbishment.
                New owner is said to be Vestland Maritime, the same owners who has NORDSTJERNEN in their fleet.
                That's good news.

                Regards; Sigve.
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                  Just found her new name on AIS too, moored at the school she once was a part of.
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                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    There is an article in the newspaper Fædrelandsvenne, but it is behind a pay-wall. As far as i coul read it, i can confirm this. They intend to run a similar business like they do with Nordstjernen. They also own and operate a second ship, MS Sjövejen.
                    https://www.polar-quest.com/ships/ms-sjoveien

                    They are telling about themselves on their website: "The Company successfully operated offshore vessels until 2014, when the crisis in the offshore oil and gas industry began. At that time the Company decided to reoriented its services into tourism industry and management of the passenger vessels."

                    Being located in Gdansk and owning a second company for ship development and design (Ramco Marine), they have the best qualification to start a successful project.

                    Yes, i think this is really good news!
                    Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                    • Sterkoder
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                      Great news :-)
                      Hope it's only the company head office that is located in Gdansk, because it is prohibited by heritage protective law to take NORDSTJERNEN abroad.
                      She can sail wherever, of course, but has to stay in Norway :-)

                    • Gestumblindi
                      Gestumblindi commented
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                      Well, the - thorough and very impressive - restoration of Nordstjernen was done in Gdansk, so I think that should be not a problem. Maybe you remember my pictures from Fjordsteam 2013 when Nordstjernen came freshly renovated from Gdansk to Bergen? Lots of new steel etc., and the work in Poland is certainly cheaper than in Norway, so doing this in Gdansk might be the only way to do this economically. But of course Nordstjernen's home port is Bergen.

                    Originally posted by Sigve View Post

                    That's good news.
                    I disagree - it's SPLENDID news! Given what they successfully did with Nordstjernen - truly restoring her to former glory, but not changing anything major - this seems like a happy future for Ragnvald Jarl! Let's just hope that the virus crisis will not impede these plans too much. I have a special connection to this ship, too - never was aboard myself, though I did see her in Bergen twice (as GANN and as SJØKURS), but my grandparents travelled with her from Bergen to Trondheim in 1981. These two photos were made by my grandfather, Willi Schmid, who died last year at the age of 96 years:

                    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...jarl-1981a.jpg

                    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...Jarl-1981b.jpg

                    Maybe some forum members could help in clarifying the exact location where these two photos were taken?

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                    • Ralf__
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                      My guess is that this is Bergen, in front of Skuteviken. Today, the big cruise ships stop there. But that is just a guess! Harbours change so quick. I have no safe sign, where i can confirm this guess.
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