Captain’s Log: Ship Repairs on a Smaller Scale

Captain’s Log: Ship Repairs on a Smaller Scale

On a quiet day in Kristiansand we decided to replace some broken bulbs in the display cabinet of some of the antiques that we have on board.

I took the opportunity to make some quick repairs on the ship model in the case. Over the years the anchor had dropped off as well as the rudder had become “unhinged”. The ship model is a so-called “church model.” This type of model was donated to the church to thank god upon safe return and to ask for the same on the next voyage.

Please note the hook with which it is suspended from the ceiling.


This photo is from a church in Alesund, Norway, where you can see a church model still suspended.

This photo is from a church in Alesund, Norway, where you can see a church model still suspended.

Also in the case are some 18th century flintlock dueling pistols. The chief housekeeper Tetet Prihatnoko and myself couldn’t resist the opportunity to pace of ten paces each…

In the background is Lampoonist Nandang Rahman getting the lights fixed.


Werner Timmers is Ryndam’s captain.


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  1. Iain June 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    Having completed five cruises all on dufferent ships and with different companies, the Master of the “Ryndam” on which we cruised out of Barcelona in October 2012 stood out. Capt Werner Timmers was the best for informing passengers of places of interest to be seen on passage along with operational information, this information was much appreciated.
    Thank you for a most enjoyable cruise on “Ryndam”

  2. Leif Aamot June 2, 2022 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    We sailed on the Ryndam to Norway, May 2012. I believe Captain Werner Timmers was master of the ship during that sailing and had his wife and child on board with him. During the stop in Eidfjord we walked around the small town and saw the Timmers family enjoying a picnic on the grass. This small incident made the cruise memorable, more so than the cool, drizzly 17 Mai festival in Âlesund.
    Congratulations to Captain Timmers on his new command of the M/S Rotterdam flagship and I hope we get the chance to sail with him again during his latest impressive assignment.
    Leif Aamot

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