With several passengers reported being ill onboard the cruise ship “Norwegian Joy”, officials in Los Angeles acted immediately and showed their concern while the vessel had to dock in Port of LA.
Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) and its archaeologists team recently discovered a new ship burial site, with the aid of georadar technology, that probably dates to the Viking or Merovingian period.
The Norwegian oil company, Equinor, after several exploration efforts and many depressing wells in the frontier areas of Barents Sea, announced that from now on will pay attention to some of the Norway’s promising offshore productive areas, as it further goals to build a new oil province in its Arctic region.
According to Norwegian Shipowners’ Association’s Outlook Report for 2019, shipowners expect increased profitability and more new employees this year. Despite highly challenging markets in recent years, both the transport segments and the offshore segments expect better profitability in 2019.
The Norwegian Maritime Authority resulted to the fact that low lubricating oil pressure was most probably the cause of the engine failure aboard the 2017-built cruise ship Viking Sky. The Authority collaborated with the ship’s classification society, Lloyd’s, and the company in order to identify the reasons the vessel suffered a power blackout.
An overall of 14 LNG carriers crowded at loading and reloading facilities in northern Norway on January 16. The number of the vessels reflects the busy days both Honningsvåg and Hammerfest, two towns located along the coast of the Barents Sea. are experiencing.
The Norwegian Maritime Authority and the Norwegian Coastal Administration have signed an agreement which allows for testing of autonomous ships in the Trondheim fjord.
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