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    I just hope they will have calm seas all the way!

    Remind me if I'm wrong, but Finnmarken has stabilizers, right?
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      Capetown on Feb 14??? Rats, I will miss her by just a few days.....wouldn't that have been fun? Running into "MY" ship in Africa???????

      Fair winds, Muadazz--keep us all posted on your goings-on when you can! This is going to be such an interesting thread in the next months!!!!

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        Pindadaas and Muadazz:

        A very warm welcome in our friendly forum and i hope we will receive further reports from your side, even if not all members up to now have a positive meaning about the "Aussie-job" of Finnmarken. You may change that!!

        We all will appreciate very much "first-hand-information" and i think this is the best way to present her to all her lovers. This is a very friendly forum and we all take care of polite words, even if our opinions are different.
        Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
          I just hope they will have calm seas all the way!

          Remind me if I'm wrong, but Finnmarken has stabilizers, right?


          Yes she has Finnmarken is a much better than NL,RW,KH,NK,NN,PL in bad weather

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            Finnmarken

            Yes to all that have an interest in the progress of Finnmarken , there will be some pictures uploaded within the next few days...(ps , don't tar all with the same brush !!) .

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              Hooray!! Can't wait to see pics of our newest "Lady in White"--

              I don't suppose, Muadazz and Pindadaas (I love typing those names, by the way) that you could "speed up" the trip to Cape Town so you arrive between 8-10 February (next Monday through Wednesday)????

              I know, I know...just wishful dreaming on my part. Now THAT would impress my mom..."We just have to run across to the other side of the harbor, Mom, to see my "other ship" and some new friends..."

              Can you say, Muadazz, where you are right now??? I don't have the ship-locating "thingy" that everyone else does...

              (yes, J-O, the "thingy" was JUST for you!!!!!)

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                Where is the Finnmarken ??

                It looks like we will be 'going over the line' about midnight tonight las palmos time... in other words three hours from this post ..

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                  Originally posted by muadazz View Post
                  It looks like we will be 'going over the line' about midnight tonight las palmos time... in other words three hours from this post ..
                  Any special arrangements on board when crossing the line....., King Neptune visiting or something....?
                  "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                    So i am guessing that Finnmarken should be about here about now?

                    Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                      Originally posted by muadazz View Post
                      Dear ombugge ..I happen to be one of the Australian seamen on board at present ...The Norweigian crew are very happy with our efforts and attitude and envious of our unions strenth and support and have all faith in our seamanship...I take offence along with Australian seamen with the ill informed and false accusions from you..
                      Ditto.

                      Good to see you are waving the flag Comrade.

                      A Norwegian vessel I picked a few months ago had only one Norwegian amongst the Deck crew - The Bosun, the rest were Polish and Phillipino's. The Norwegian Bosun said the companies were eroding the conditions so they could employ cheaper labour. And he too was envious our unions strengths.

                      Will you be crew changing in Cape Town? If so, it's a very nice place to have a look around. I picked up a rig in Cape Town a year ago, it took 38 days from Cape Town to Barrow Island, roughly 8 - 12 knots with a short stop here and there.

                      She looks like good job from what we've heard. What are the manning numbers for the Deck going to like when she's on the job?

                      Myself and a few other seaman have applied to Boskalis but haven't heard anything yet if they're still looking for IR's.

                      Look forward to your photo's Mate, those Norwegian ships are always pristine and the grouse

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                        Welcome to "The Shoe"!!!

                        (there HAS to be a story behind the name.......)

                        Looking forward to your posts....especially as I'm usually Landlocked-- I live vicariously through all of y'all near the sea!!!!

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                          Hi Shoe, welcome aboard.

                          I need some help with some terms here:
                          Originally posted by The Shoe View Post
                          • ... the Deck ...
                          • ... IR's ...
                          • ... the grouse ...
                          Good luck with your Boskalis application.

                          Clipper
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                          Harald Jarl, Honningsvag to Svolvaer, Summer 1985.
                          Deck plan geek.
                          The first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest.

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                            Welcome to the CV Forum "The Shoe" (I also wonder what's behind that handle???)

                            I obviously hit a raw nerve with earlier comments here and would be happy to be proven wrong.

                            Let's hope the Finnmarken is returned in good mechanical and structural shape, without graffiti in the cabins and "MUA - HERE TO STAY" posted on all conceivable surfaces in the Accommodations.

                            Good luck with getting a job on here while at Barrow. The conditions on board should be a great improvement over the normal Accommodation Barges used in the offshore business.

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                              Ombugge--you make me laugh!! You remind me of my "older" younger brother, poking at my "younger" younger brother, trying to get him riled up!!!!! "MMMMOOOOOMMMMMM--Ed's picking on me AAAAGGGGAAAIIINNNNN"

                              Now you know OUR family members here would NEVER do anything to deface my.....er.....OUR beloved Finnmarken. And I am sure they keep any less-mindful workers from doing so!! No scalliwags around HERE!!!!:


                              I think it's going to be so cool to have some of our members aboard her. We are going to have the most AMAZING photos!!!!!

                              Hope our Aussies aboard her are having gorgeous weather on their journey to South Africa!!!!!!!!

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                                Originally posted by Clipper View Post
                                Hi Shoe, welcome aboard.

                                I need some help with some terms here:

                                Good luck with your Boskalis application.

                                Clipper
                                Deck = Deck Department


                                IR's = Integrated Rating - a Australian multi-skilled seafaring qualification allows an indiviidual to work and/or rotate between Engine Room Rating (Greaser) and Deck Rating (Able Seaman) positions.

                                I believe they had this system on Norwegian ships (maybe just oil and gas) 10 - 20 years ago. IR's can be referred to as General Purpose Hands also.


                                The Grouse = The cream of the crop, the best of what's available.

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