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| posted on 7-7-2008 at 00:31
What has been the real condition of Finnjet?
There has been lots of talks about Finnjet still being in excellent condition, due to constant maintenance and recent expensive renovation of
interiors. However, alll pictures and videos taken inside are at least 2 years old.
Some people also wrote that last 2 gas turbines were removed (sold away) when the ship was in Genoa, and since then there has been maybe only one
working engine for diesel electric propolsion.
To me it looks like the owner at that time (Jeckon International of Liberia) did not have much hope of selling the ship to anywhere else than Rishi
Ship Breakers, which then happened in May 2008 according to public sources like Ferry World On-Line.
I do not have any facts to tell, and please tell me if I've misunderstood, but I would assume the owner sold away not only main engines but many
other parts as well, before the ship left Genoa, or Jeddah. Including whatever "not mission critical" technical equipment there has been since the
ship returned from Baton Rouge USA.
I'm wondering that how would Finnjet look inside nowadays, is it already an empty hull ("Hülse") with just enough technical instruments to operate
it's own single engine on sea, but nothing more?
Assuming that nothing much of the glory is left inside, it would explain why business men decided to NOT buy and convert the ship for cruise line use.
It would have been too expensive project, eventhough the ship itself already had a price tag of scrap metal.
I think none of those, who really negotiated with Jeckon International in May and June, have encouraged other buyers in public to buy the ship, or
commented on the "top condition" of the ship. As if they know something about Finnjet's current condtion, what general public does not know.
On the other hand, at least all life boats are still on their places, so not everything has been dismantled.
Location: Speyer, Germany
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| posted on 7-7-2008 at 11:55
The breakers said the interiors are still left untouched and in good condition when she arrived, also I have been in contact with a member of the
transfer crew to Alang and he said the same and could not beleive what was their destination when he came on board.
I think the condition is in fact still good, I don't know if Rishi Ship Breakers have however started to rip out the interiors by now...
Location: Speyer, Germany
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| posted on 7-7-2008 at 12:10
FINNJET SURVEY GENOA ITALY APRIL 08 XXXXXXXXXXXX XX
The survey was done on the 17th of April by request of XXXXX XXXXXXXX XXX while the vessel was alongside in Genoa.
The objective was to document the general condition in various areas including some limited tests.
The survey was done by XXX XXXXXXXX.
Tanks were not inspected and same goes for equipment/areas not mentioned in this report.
The vessel was refurbished in a d.d. May 2004 ( specification available upon request) and generally
one can say that all passenger areas are in a very good condition.
Passenger cabins were not part of the survey but those being open (abt 10 pcs) were visually
inspected and were in good condition with wet units in quite good condition.
XXXXXXX 260408 XXX XXXXXXXX
1 Transom intact and good paint.
2 Indents abt 2 m in shell aft of provision crane SB side.
3 Small indent between bunker door and crew door SB-side, also small indent aft P-side.
Painting of hull in very good condition, some surface rust stains from windows,
edges of side doors and air pipes.
4 Deck 7 is newly painted and in very good condition, same goes for aft heli deck 7,
some surface rust only on rails and similar details.
5 Superstructure is in good paint, surface rust can be seen at air intakes and expansion
6 Bimetallic joint partly in good condition, partly fair condition.
7 Upper deck is sooty close to funnels where also some corrosion can be seen.
8 Paint is flaking on aluminum deck above commodore cabins.
9 Demister area is corroded wih some steel deteriorated.
10 Funnels are in good condition.
11 Bow visor and ramp in working condition, some surface rust on ramp and deck forward
of inner door.
12 Aft ramp in working condition, no rust. Preventers installed and tested.
13 All semi-wt doors tested and found working deck 2 level ( Deck 3 level not tested).
14 Side doors deck 2 level all tested and working.
15 Car deck in good condition, no rust.
16 Car deck deckhead clean, all lights working and intact insulation on pipes.
17 Car deck sides clean and in good condition.
18 Davits for life rafts ind good condition, wires well greased. Gratings no rust.
19 Davits for life boats in good condition, wires well greased.
20 Life boats well secured and and in good condition.
21 Life rafts quite new and containers intact without cracks.
22 Outer doors in good condition with intact hinghes and door closers. Two
doors need adjustment, did not close 100 %.
23 Provision crane in working condition, lift container intact except for some ply wood
damages at floor level.
24 Container area in fair condition, some rust on structures, freezer containers new
and in working condition.
25 Mooring winches in working condition, wires greased. Fairleads and multiangle fairleads
in use are moving, some of the others not freely by hand.
Aft mooring deck in good paint, forward area of forward mooring deck in poor condition
with cracking paint.
26 All passenger lifts were test run and stopped at every deck. Noted some light wire
noise Lift fore port and door squeeking Lift fore SB deck 1.
27 Lift cars are in good condition, loose brass trim found in Lift fore SB.
28 Both service lifts were test run and stopped at every deck. Door closer missing at
2 locations. Cars in fair condition.
PASSENEGER CABIN CORRIDORS AND STAIRWAYS AT SIDES
1 All carpets deck 4 and above are new and in very good condition.
2 Bulkheads are in good condition, indents and scratches have been patched.
At many corners the PVC is gone at floor level due to contact with luggage.
3 Rails are in general well secured, improvments recommended at following cabins:
4119, 4161, 4024, 4188, 5220, 5024, 5026, 5194, 6226, 6219.Some loose in Commodor
4 Ceilings are intact except for locations at cabins 5024, 5026 and 5194. All lights are in
working condition, same goes for 3 hour escape lights.
5 Door surfaces are in qood condition but many door blades have lost some rigidity and
at lower end one can see a gap.
6 LLL in place, corridors also fitted with air refrersheners.
7 Carpets in corridors deck 1 are in fair condition, a bit dirty.
8 Bulkhedas deck 1 newly patched, in good/fair condition
9 Ceiling deck 1 intact with all lights in working condition.
10 Totally 10 wet unit service spaces inspected, all found in good condition without leaks.
11 Stair centerline forward in very good condition, new carpets, clean bulkheads, intact
ceilings and rails rigid. One light out of order.
12 Stairs forward SB and P as above, partly vinyl floors in good condition, all lights working.
13 Side stairs midship in good condition as described for forward stairs.
One loose rail barrier noted.
14 Lift door frames and fire doors with frames have a lot of paint damages due to contact
with service trolleys.Lift cars in good condition
15 Pillars new paint and minimal amount of scratches.
1 STARDUST in very good condition, floorings new, bulkheads new, furniture not worn,
pillars newly painted, new curtains, new laminates on window boxes, ceiling new paint
The parivate upper level cabinet is in fair condition with new carpet. Table surfaces poor.
2 PUB D6 SB in very good condition, all surfaces new.
3 DANCING D 6 in very good condition. New carpet, stone floors intact and not worn.
Ceiling in good condition and intact, very few indents. Furniture refurbished, wood
surfaces in good to very good ciondition, some cigarett burns on bar counter.
Bar front in good condition, foot rest rigid. Shutters intact. New curtains.
Stage floor in good condition intact, surface a bit dull. Lights working, a few dark in
aft P corner, might be they were switched off as it was a group. Bars looked ok through
4 SIDE CORRIDORS D6 totally refurbished and in very good condition.Carpets show
dirt stains typical for light coloured carpets.
5 CAFETERIA D6 newly refurbished and in very good condition. Yellow carpet has dirt
stains. Tiled floor new and in very good condition, behind service line old tile floor is dirty.
Furniture new and clean, not soiled.
6 CHEFS DINING D5 in perfect condition, all new and not worn at all.
7 MAXIM RESTAURANT D5 partly refurbished in good condition.
The side corridor with entrance area in very good condition.
.Service stations in fair condition, chairs refuebished and in good condition.
Carpet in good condition, ceiling intact and in good condition.
8 EL CAPTAIN D5 in fair to good condition. Corridor outside in very good condition.
Furniture a bit worn, fair to good condition.
9 SHOP D5 in very good condition, newly refurbished/renewed. New flooring, perfume shop,
furniture, bulkheads etc. Cash registers old and in fair condition. Ceiling intact and lights
working.Gates working, faucet working.
10 BUFFET RESTAURANT in good condition partly refurbished. Tables intact, chairs refur-
bished and fresh. Laminates fairly good, bulkheads newly painted and clean. Ceiling
painted and intact.
11 LOBBIES D4-9 are newly refurbished and in very good condition with new floorings,
partly new ceilings and refurbished /new ceilings, lights working.
Chairs have soiled fabrics and also cigarett burns.
12 CHILDRENS WORLD is a newly built area and is in very good condition
13 SPA is generally in fair condition. Men' s sauna is in poor condition. Tiled floorings are
intact but give a dirty impression.
Pool steel is not corroded buty paint is a bit dull and patched.
Children pool also patched and wooden bench is in fair to por condition.
14 COMMODORE LOUNGE good to very good condition, some paint cracking on outer
deck. Saunas in good coondition, all faucets working in showers.
15 PUBLIC TOILETS are all totally refurbished and in very good condition not smelling bad.
Toilets, faucets and showers all tested and working except a few, see below:
D7 forward ladies toilet, one drain from basin leaking, towel dispencer out of order.
D7 forward mens toilet, one light broken.
D 5 Ladies toilet one service hatch loose and broken.
D 6 aft mens toilet one drain from basin leaking.
NB: No access to three toilets D1 couchettes and one D6 Lobby.
PANORAMA is in good condition and intact
16 SIGNAGE is renewed and intact, all illumination built in is working.
GALLEYS, PROVISION AREAS AND MESSES
1 Provision storage area is in a fair to good condition with 2 new freezer containers in
working condition. Floor paints worn but no corrosion. Lifting container intact except
some damages at lower part of aft plywood bulkhead, sliding doors moving freely.
Ceilings with canvas has some damages due to contact with goods to be stored.
Few damages in dry store flooring.
Shelving intact and well secured, all tempered rooms intact and working, lights working.
2 GALLEY DECK 4 in fair condition. Mens toilet smells, loose door trim.Both toilets working.
All refrigerators working. Food preparation room unhygienic and dirty, pot wash same
Flooring newly redone on most of area and in very good condition.
3 GALLEY DECK 5 in poor condition regarding floorings bulkheads and general appearance.
Some corrosion on lower part of panels. Mostly old flooring giving dirty impression.
Hot section is in very good coindition with new floor. Toilets working, refrigerators working
4 GALLEY DECK 6 has very worn flooring in hot section. Some panles missing in ceiling
Floor in dish wash are in fair to good condition. Refrigerators working.
5 MESSES D4 are in fair to good condition with intact floorings, bulkgheads and ceilings.
Lights are working. Many chairs are dirty to very dirty.
6 OFFICER MESS is in good condition.
1 BOW THRUSTER ROOM in good condition without oil leakages, some insulation da-
2 PUMP ROOM 1, very good condition
3 PUMP ROOM 2, very good condition
4 PUMP ROOM 3 in good condition. Original waste unit replaced by sprinkler unit.
5 SEPARATOR ROOM in good condition without major oil leaks. Some oil rests can
be seen in hot well tank.
6 PUMP ROOM 4 clean and in very good condition
7 PUMP ROOM 5 in good condition.
8 TURBINE ROOM in good condition but needs cleaning and painting.
9 KAMEWA PUMP ROOM in good condition, water and oil in bilge, laekages could not
10 AUX ENGINE ROOM in fair condition
11 BOILER ROOM in fair condition, bricking not inspected
13 WORK SHOP good condition
14 PUMP ROOM 6 in fair to good condition, water and oil in bilge.
15 STEERING GEAR/MOORIN PUMPS ROOM very clean and in good condition.
16 MAIN DIESEL ROOM P fair to good condition with noted leakages of fuel and lub.
17 MAIN DIESEL ROOM SB fair to good condition with noted leakages of fuel and lub.
Also oil leakages through hatches to crank shaft space on outer side of engine.
18 STORE ROOM SB with drums for oil and cleaning agents
19 6,5 KV ROMS S and P clean and good condition
20 BUNKER ROOMS S and P, SB floor painting poor, P good condition
21 LIFT MACHINERY ROOMS in good condition
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| posted on 7-7-2008 at 17:35
Thanks for this report. Ship has been in mint condition, far better than many younger ships in active use. This really is an amazing story.
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