Person on board tested positive for Covid 19
One person on board the «Finnmarken» has tested positive for Covid-19. On Sep 20, 2020, the person tested himself again, and the other test was negative. On Sep 19 the first message about the positive test became known. Hurtigruten was informed in the afternoon that the passenger has tested positive for Covid-19. The person was associated with the actual charter assignment. The vessel is used as a hotel ship in connection with the filming of the new Mission Impossible film. The infected person belongs to the company Truenorth, which organizes the work. The person in question arrived aboard the ship in Hellesylt in the morning of Sep 19. The person has no symptoms of illness and was tested again on Saturday afternoon. No one else on the ship has symptoms of illness, Knoph continues. The infected person is now isolated on land. Hurtigruten was in dialogue with the health authorities locally and nationally and followed all advice and recommendations from them.
Woman died after falling from ferry
A female passenger of the 'Finnmarenk' fell from the ship as it was about to add a dock in Ålesund in Møre og Romsdal in the night of Oct 30, 2019. Emergency services, the Red Cross, air ambulance and a number of boats, including other ferries, lifeboats and fire boats, were alerted and took part in an SAR operation north of Skansekaia. After just over an hour, the woman was found by a ship participating in the search.The woman in her 40s was transferred to St. Olav's hospital in the evening with very serious injuries to which she later succumbed. The police in Ålesund was investigating the case, but so far had no basis for believing that there was any criminal action behind the accident.
Hurtigruten to convert three vessels into green expedition cruise ships
Hurtigruten is to convert three of its existing passenger vessels into hybrid-powered expedition cruise ships that will operate year-round itineraries along Norway’s coast from 2021. Finnmarken, Trollfjord and Midnatsol will all be equipped with upgraded low-emission engines, battery packs and other green technologies to “drastically cut” their emissions. In addition, they will have technology to enable them to connect to shore power facilities and operate emission-free when docked in ports. Finnmarken will be upgraded in 2020 while the other two vessels are scheduled to be converted in 2021. “At Hurtigruten, the push for sustainable solutions and introduction of green technology is the core of everything we do,” said Daniel Skjeldam, CEO of Hurtigruten. “We operate in some of the most spectacular areas of the world. This comes with a responsibility.”Upload News