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.
The crew was able to caulk some planks while falling dry in port and a few days after they set sail again.
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.
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.
The cargo of Tres Hombres Rum was delivered safely in port.
After three months of working in Douarnenez Nordlys was ready to set sail back to the Netherlands again.
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….
More Nordlys Pictures
Pictures of loading the cargo of 2015 / 2016 taken by First officer of Tres Hombres Wiebe Radstake.
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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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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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As you know Nordlys has been on the slipway in France for a few weeks now.
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!
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.