Tagged: Ships

Unsinking a ship: Maud returns home

After 85 years underwater, Roald Amundsen’s Arctic explorer has been salvaged and will make its way home to Asker, Norway M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen’s Maud, the ship built for...

Uncle Asbjørn

This is the story of the sinking of SS El Lago and the circumstances regarding the death of my mother’s brother, Asbjørn Magnus Koppen, age 22. At the time of the German occupation of...

Improvements for manufacturing

According to seasonally-adjusted figures, production in manufacturing increased by 1.2 per cent from May to July 2010 compared with the previous three-month period. Output in wood and wood products went up by 12.0 per...

Norway launches AISSat ship-tracking spacecraft

By Jonathan Amos–Science correspondent, BBC News Norway has launched the innovative AISSat-1 spacecraft to monitor shipping in its territorial waters. For the full story & Source: BBC News

DNV awards world's first MLC 2006 certificate to Thenamaris

Athens: DNV is pleased to award Thenamaris Ships Management Inc.’s vessel, the M/T Seacrown, the world’s first Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) certificate, consistent with a voluntary Declaration of Compliance (Part II) with the MLC....

Hurtigruten offers Senior discounts

HURTIGRUTEN OFFERS SENIOR TRAVELERS A 10% FARE REDUCTION ON ITS 2010 SPRING, FALL & WINTER NORWEGIAN COASTAL VOYAGES Discount Combinable With 10% Repeat Passenger and AARP, Welcome Back Shipboard Credits Hurtigruten is rewarding mature...

Lecture by historian Olaf Engvig in Washington DC

Luncheon lecture by Norwegian-American author and maritime historian Olaf Engvig, titled “Viking to Victorian: Exploring the use of iron in ship building” where Engvig talks about his open sea sailing adventures. $24 admission fee...

Canada, Norway, Russia to provide Arctic sea weather warnings

Norway, together with Canada and Russia, will soon provide navigation and meteorological warnings for ships crossing the Arctic sea, a new maritime route which has opened up due to global warming, a World Meteorological Organization (WMO)...