HR38 MIDNATSOL


 

Midnatsol

 

Built by Fosen M/V, Rissa, for Troms Fylkes Dampskibsselskab, delivered on 14 March 2003. Shipyard number, 73. Cost, 715,000,000 kroner.

 

16,140 gross, 6,291 nett, 1,186 deadweight tonnes. Overall length 135.75 metres, beam 21.5 metres, depth 7.5 metres. Two 5,630 BHP 9-cylinder 4T DM W 9L 32 Wartsila diesels, 18 knots. Propulsion system consists of two Ulstein Aquamaster ‘pods’ which can move the vessel in any direction required. When manœuvring at slow speed, under 12 knots, the ‘pods’ are driven electrically, speed being regulated by raising and lowering them. Two 1,200 and one 900 BHP Brunvoll thrusts.

 

The hull was built at Bruces Shipyard, Landskrona, Sweden, and launched on 26 April 2002.

 

First Hurtigrute sailing from Bergen on 15 April 2003.