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Holiday restrictions spur ‘boat bonanza’

Another sign of Norway's fundamentally stong economy has sailed into local headlines lately: Norwegians are buying boats like never before. Sales of both new...

Boating accidents soar

Norway's police boats, along with its search and rescue boats, responded to 689 accidents and incidents involving pleasure craft in May. That's a 28...

Fatal boat fire under investigation

The state search and rescue service for Southern Norway is asking the national accidents investigation board (Havarikommisjonen) to investigate a fire on board a private boat...

Hot summer boosts drowning accidents

The record warm temperatures that left Norwegians sweating through the summer has also resulted in what aid organization Norsk Folkehjelp fears will be the...

A touch of Miami in the heart of Oslo

PHOTO FEATURE: As Oslo sweltered through yet another uncharacteristically hot day on Tuesday, the newly developed area along the fjord at Tjuvholmen took on distinctly...

New police boat in action

Oslo police have a powerful new means of catching criminals and speedsters at sea: A new patrol boat that can go from zero to...

Huge Færder regatta may change tack

Norway's annual Færderseilasen has long ranked as one of the largest regattas in the world, and around 700 boats gathered in the inner Oslo...

Labour Party loses its life vest support

With the summer boating season in full swing, Norwegians learned Thursday that they won't be required to wear life vests on board pleasure craft...

Fine for 90-year-old ‘Lifejacket Arne’

A 90-year-old man who became an unlikely celebrity when he staged his own legal defense over charges of failing to wear a life jacket...

Holmsbu heads into high season

PHOTO FEATURE: The scenic, seaside village of Holmsbu is one of many dotting the Norwegian coast that's now gearing up for high season in...

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