The story of Nordlys 2015/2016

The story of Nordlys 2015/2016

A STORY OF NORDLYS

After her refit sailing cargo vessel Nordlys left in September 2015 for her maiden voyage. She soon showed us to be a very fast sailing ship. After a few days Nordlys was moored in Brixham.

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The crew was able to caulk some planks while falling dry in port and a few days after they set sail again.

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They sailed to Douarnenez to drop her first cargo off existing of Tres Hombres Rum. Brought from the Caribean to the Netherlands by sailing cargo vessel Tres Hombres and shipped from there to Douarnenez by Nordlys and her crew.

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After being on anchor for a few days in Douarnenez Nordlys got hid by a fishing vessel. The aft of the ship was badly damaged and the ship was put on the slipway in Douarnez for repairs.

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The cargo of Tres Hombres Rum was delivered safely in port.

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After three months of working in Douarnenez Nordlys was ready to set sail back to the Netherlands again.

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This time with a cargo of organic Cider on board to bring back to Den Helder, Netherlands.

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Now (feb 2016) Nordlys is in drydock again to repair the last things of the recent collision and some other planned maintenance. In a few months she will set sail again to deliver cargo under sail between Canary Island, Portugal, England, France, Netherlands, Scotland, Scandinavia….

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Cargo on board –  by Wiebe

Cargo on board – by Wiebe

Pictures of loading the cargo of 2015 / 2016 taken by First officer of Tres Hombres Wiebe Radstake.

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Nordlys refit 2016

Nordlys refit 2016

Nordlys is in Den Helder ., Netherlands again.

After a break of a few weeks Captain Lammert and his crew started the last part of the repairs and other maintenance of Nordlys again. 3 weeks ago Nordlys was pulled out of the water bij our friends of Teerenstra Shipwarf . The crew has been working hard ever since. Planks being replaced and the whole hull recaulked….  more picture will follow so stay tuned >> pictures  by M. Gutsch

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Pics: Tres Hombres Atlantic Journey 2015

Pics: Tres Hombres Atlantic Journey 2015

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Nordlys arrival Den Helder

Nordlys arrival Den Helder

Yesterday evening Nordlys came home. After arriving early in the morning at Marsdiep, so close to home, Nordlys spend the day resting. And waiting. For a tugboat, waiting for the bridge to open, almost there.. and then finally, back at home port!

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Nordlys entering Brixham Dec 2015 – By Peter Hunt

Nordlys entering Brixham Dec 2015 – By Peter Hunt

(C) Peter Hunt

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Nordlys back into the water

Nordlys back into the water

Nordlys news

As you know Nordlys has been on the slipway in France for a few weeks now.

Wednesday hte 11th of Nov 2015 she has been put back into the water again. However still staying on the trailer to be sure she is not leaking any more.
There is still lots of work to be done while she will be moored in Douarnenez. But people are working hard to get Nordlys sailing north again within a month or so..
We’ll keep you posted about her progress.

Damage on Nordlys

The whole stern of Nordlys was badly damaged due a collition with a fishing trawler while Nordlys was at anchor in Douarnenez Read more here

The pictures shown under are detailed pictures of damage done  to the hul. The pictures of the real damage to be found here

Cauling needed
Caulking needed
damage nordlys
even the door got broken

Repairs on Nordlys

During the last weeks Nordlys has been repaired. Her stern was badly damaged and the poophouse (little building for the toilet at the aft of the ship) had to get major renovation. As you can see at the pictures below a lot has been repaired and refitted and Nordlys is starting to get back in shape again. Thanks to local carpenters , steelworkers, electricians and off course her own loyal crew. The same crew who has been working on her last refit in Den Helder are working hard to make her sea worthy again. A big thank you to them!

Crew Nordlys

Nordlys back into the water

An exiting moment. Nordlys goes back into the water again. She will stay a little while on the trailer to be sure she is afloat and not leaking. After that she will be moved to a quay to get some more repairs done above the waterline.

The tug assisting Nordlys while in the water

After a short stay on the trailer of the slipway Nordlys has been “sailing” a little bit together with a tug. The tug helped Nordlys to her current spot in the harbour of Douarnenez, France.

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