Humanitarian aid vessel, Vega Well, today was a very busy day what with getting the topmast back up and loads of things back in their place and that was just until 15:30 when we had a visit from Mr. Trond Giske who is the Minister of Trade and Industry for Norway. He is on a fact-finding tour in Indonesia and, after hearing so much about VEGA and her award winning humanitarian work, wanted to see her for himself. We were very pleased to welcome him on board above all because he is exactly the man who can make it possible for VEGA to return to her original flag - that of Norway - remaining as an historic vessel. This has been a dream of ours for many years and just perhaps now there may be a chance for it to become a reality.
Full story of Vega and her work available on request along with images in high rez 300dpi Adobe RGB
If you agree with us that VEGA should be returned to her home flag, please send Trond Giske, Minister of Trade and
Commerce in Norway, an e-mail at these addresses:
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Built at Olve, Norway in 1891-92, for over 120 years VEGA carried cargos of bricks, building stone, pig iron, and cement through some of the world’s roughest seas. Built for the North Sea and certified for Arctic trade, VEGA was famous for her strength and ability to carry loads other boats her size could not. Baltic traders like VEGA made some very impressive voyages including immigrants to North America and cargo to the Mediterranean, Africa and the Caribbean, some rounding Cape Horn to trade with Chile. Vega now devotes her time to delivering donated medical and educational supplies to some of the worlds most remote island communities.