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Threat forced the evacuation of a Hurtigruten ship

UPDATED: Police ordered the evacuation Wednesday night of more than 300 people who were on board one of the Hurtigruten ships that cruise along...

Norway tracks Russian ‘spy ship’

Norwegian defense forces including some F35 fighter jets were tracking the movements this week of a Russian research vessel that military experts believe is...

Hurtigruten ship under tow after grounding

One of the Hurtigruten ships that sails along Norway's coast grounded outside the Sognefjord this week, just after leaving a nearby shipyard where it...

War diverts cruiseships to Norway

Norway's northern city of Kirkenes has lost some expected cruiseship visits this summer because it's located so close to the Russian border. The rest...

Sanctions snarl ship’s sailings

While Norway's coastal shipping and cruise line Hurtigruten has been plagued by Corona virus-related problems, its new domestic competitor is caught up in trouble...

Ukrainian crew avoided Murmansk

Twelve Ukrainian crew members working on a ship bound for Murmansk feared being detained by Russian officials upon arrival. They were thus allowed to...

Norway urged to tighten cruise rules

Cruiseships are already sailing back to Norway as Corona restrictions ease, but now many face tougher regulations especially in winter. A government commission recommends...

Norway tries to save the seas

It may seem hypocritical for Norway, as an oil producing nation with lots of offshore platforms and occasional spills, to lead international efforts to...

Hurtigruten ran into trouble again

UPDATED: Norway's coastal shipping line Hurtigruten, tarnished by its failure to reveal Corona infection on board some of its ships last year, sailed into...

Fredriksen buys up Aker Brygge

Shipowner John Fredriksen, the Norwegian billionaire who now lives mostly in London, clearly wasn't content to merely base his shipping operations in Oslo's waterfront...

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