Full, norwegian version
The new Denmark ferry
needs harbor space
Text and photo: Eirik
Released: 12. februar 2003
new Denmark ship
concerning the harbour packhouse
and the new ship
harbor packhouse on Garpeskjærskaien on
Risøy is soon history. It was built in 1952,
and played an important role in handling
the cargo over Haugesund harbor in the 50's
until the early nineties. Some years ago
the harbor authorities decided to remove
it when the situation made it nessesary.
Now there will be urgent need
of more space for a car park and handling
facilities when we get a new ferry
to Denmark from April 3. In a week or two,
the work will have started. In 1,5 month,
it must be finished.
Norway": The "new" Denmark
years now, the former Denmark ferry, MF
Bergen, has passed Haugesund and Karmsundet
on its way between Bergen, Egersund to or
from Denmark. But this ship has been to
small to handle Haugesund as well. But now,
the ferry company Fjord Line has bought
a ship twice as large, and with far higher
capacity, both for passengers and cargo.
The ship was bought in Australia last December,
and at the moment (Feb 12) it is rebuilt
and refurnished in a danish shipyard at
a cost of 112 mill. NOK. April 3 at 11.30PM
it will bring still another way of getting
to and from our region. We will have
2-3 weekly tours, depending of the time
of year. The ferry starts off in Bergen
in the afternoon, passes Haugesund at app.
11.30, then on to Egersund for a mid-night
stop before starting of the North sea and
Skagerak crossing with arrival in Hanstholm
on the western coast of Denmark at app 3PM
the day after.
Facts about the "new"
161m Wide: 27,6m deep: 6,2m
1.600 passengers, 600 cars / 75
500 cabins with beds
Seven restaurants and
a total of nine places where they serve
500 sqm taxfree shop
in Bremerhaven, Germany. Sailed as "Peter
Pan" Travemünde - Trelleborg
1993, sold to new owners in Australia. Got
the name "Spirit of Tasmania".
Handled the Devonport - Melbourne route
until earlier 2002, when they got two new
2002 of the company Nort Sea Ferries KS
in Bergen at a price of 260 mill. NOK. Beeing
rebuilt and refurnished by the Ørskov shipyard
i Danmark at a cost of 112 mill.
its new service from Bergen April 3, 2003,
leaving for Haugesund, Egersund and Hanstholm
the same afternoon.
Avis and Fjord Line, Haugesund.
Today - haugalandet.net) and links:
of Tasmania", now the new Denmark ferry
Line: Norw text press release
Today: Garpeskjær: Dec 99 Containeractivities
Today: Apr 99 om removing houses on Garpeskjærskaien
Today: Jan 00 - More about making space on Garpeskjær
text: Plans for the harbour areas (Karmøy kommune