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POHJANMERI

Postby Dennis Maccoy » Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:48 pm

The Finish survey vessel Pohjanmeri, completed by Wartsila at Helsinki in 1979 as the Finish Navy's minelayer Pohjanmaa, at Sunderland this afternoon.
Pohjanmeri, Sunderland, 5 March 2019 (2)_1.JPG
Pohjanmeri, Sunderland, 5 March 2019 (5)_1.JPG
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Re: POHJANMERI

Postby Whickham » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:13 am

POHJANMERI still at Sunderland but alongside Greenwell's Quay 20/03/2018

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Re: POHJANMERI

Postby magoonigal » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:21 am

She has been out on the wander in between.
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Re: POHJANMERI

Postby Patrick Hill » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:36 pm

magoonigal wrote:She has been out on the wander in between.


Saw her pass the Tynemouth piers last Saturday southward.
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Re: POHJANMERI

Postby magoonigal » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:56 pm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Name: POHJANMAA
Operator: Finnish Navy
Ordered: 1977
Builder: Wärtsilä Helsinki Shipyard
Yard number: 421
Laid down: 4 May 1978
Launched: 28 August 1978
Commissioned: 8 June 1979
Decommissioned: Late 2013
Homeport: Upinniemi


Fate: Decommissioned and sold to private company.

Name: Pohjanmeri
Namesake: Finnish for North Sea
Owner: Meritaito
Port of registry: Helsinki
Acquired: April 2016
Identification: IMO number: 4542642
MMSI number: 230664000
Call sign: OJRO

Pohjanmaa is a former minelayer of the Finnish Navy. The sole member of her class, she was the flagship of the Finnish Navy as well as the largest naval ship in service in Finland until 2013. The ship has a Finnish-Swedish ice class 1A so she can operate all year round. During a crisis, the main task for Pohjanmaa would have been mine laying and acting as a command ship. She also acted as a school ship for the Naval Academy cadets. Part of their training includes an annual cruise abroad.

The 34-year-old Pohjanmaa was scheduled for decommissioning in late 2013. In October 2013, minelayer Hämeenmaa took over the role of flagship of the Finnish Navy.

Pohjanmaa was sold to the Finnish company Meritaito in 2016 and refitted as a survey vessel. She was renamed Pohjanmeri, Finnish for the North Sea.
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Re: POHJANMERI

Postby magoonigal » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:02 am

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Re: POHJANMERI

Postby magoonigal » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:19 pm

X_02B_UNMANNED.jpg
Picture Credit to Dawson.

She is currently off Blyth and operating an unmanned survey craft X 02B which is close inshore at Seaton Sluice.
Picture from Marine Traffic with credit to Dawson. The Humber Guardian was doing a survey in the same place the other day.
We must have the "Most Surveyed" bit of Coast in the Country............Wonder why?????
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Re: POHJANMERI

Postby magoonigal » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:01 pm

From another site, she is Chartered to the MCA to conduct a Coastal Survey of the UK.
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Re: POHJANMERI

Postby creemaster » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:26 am

Coal thats what it is - loads of coal!!!
Or more windfarms to keep the Sluice cool in tropical summers :D
TEES GUARDIAN due today for wimbourne so more survey work??
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Re: POHJANMERI

Postby teesships » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:46 am

POHJANMERI (4542642), Finland, 1582gt, completed Helsinki 6-1979
1979 POHJANMAA - converted from minelayer to Research Vessel - 2015 POHJANMERI

Sunderland - 25 March 2019:
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