LOFOTEN

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Registered Owner: Hurtigruten Group ASA - Norway - Operator: Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten or Bergen Line or Norwegian Coastal Line. Well-known names for the combination of OVDS (Ofotens Dampskibsselskab and Vesteraalens Dampskibsselskab) and TFDS ( Troms Fylkes  Dampskibsselskab) Both companies merged in 2006.  New company name Hurtigruten Group ASA
Is in operation on the Coastal Voyage during the winter months and voyages around the Svalbard Archipelago throughout the summer

The line is also introducing its new Vintage Era Voyages in 2016, which takes place aboard the MS Lofoten, the oldest ship in Hurtigruten’s fleet. Guests will be taken “back in time”, as the vessel has been fully restored to its 1960s vintage décor, offering several lounges, a separate panorama deck, and “old style” dining menu served from silver platters. Guests can join activities and excursions not available on regular coastal sailings including fishing from the deck, trivia, auctions and a special ice swimming excursion. Also, because the MS Lofoten is smaller than other Hurtigruten ships, the vessel will visit all 34 ports on the Classic Coastal Voyages route, as well as several other ports.

A lot of round trip passengers have been sailing with her for decades. Her original main engine  is still in operation probably the longest running diesel engine on a vessel in the world. Latest reports (2016) says the engine has been running more than 300 000 hrs!  

Entered service: 1964 - Refits: 1980/1985/2004 - Gross tonnage: 2.621 - Pass. cap. lower beds: 155 - All berths: 223 - Passenger decks: 4 - Length: 87,41 m. - Beam: 13,28 m. - Main propulsion : 1 diesel engine make B&W Type 7-cylinder 742 DM VT 2BF-90  built under license by Akers  - total output 2.480 kW. - 1 Fixed pitch  propeller - Service speed: 13 knots - Max. speed: 15 knots - Built: Aker Verft - Norway - Yard no. 547 - Classification: DNV/GL- Flag: Norway.

 

                 

old color scheme.


                                      

     

        

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