Press Releases

Scandinavian built Humanitarian vessel Vega sails 15,000 kilometers to aid remote island communitiess

Jan 14, 2014 13:03 SGT Historic Vessel VEGA Every year for the past 10 years the 122 year old Scandinavian built Humanitarian vessel Vega has sailed over 15,000 kilometers gathering and delivering over 20 tons of new educational and medical supplies to some of the world's most remote island communities.

120 year old sailing vessel Vega wants to return to Norwegian regestery

Jan 19, 2013 10:18 SGT Historic Vessel VEGA For several years now we have been trying to get the 120 year old Norwegian built humanitarian vessel Vega back under her original flag. Now at last there is a chance this can happen, but only if we receive help from all of our friends and the press in Norway.

Humanitarian Vessel Vega holds 120 th birthday celebrations at Boat Asia Boat Show in Singapore

Mar 21, 2012 12:17 SGT Historic Vessel VEGA This year the Historic Humanitarian vessel Vega will be officially 120 years old. The event will be attended by the great grandson of Vega's designer and builder Ole Nerhus and several other key events during the Boat Asia Boat Show - 12 - 15 April - at Marina at Keppel Bay in Singapore

Dec 14, 2011 10:53 SGT Historic Vessel VEGA Although well known around the world Vega is little known in Norway where once she was famous. That she should be unknown in the country of her birth is a shame. As a journalist you have the power to change this by informing your readers about Vega, her history, and her current humanitarian work. We are ready to do all we can to help you with high quality images and interviews. Please, read on...

Humanitarian Vessel Vega to Implement WHO Millennium Development Goals

Nov 26, 2011 15:50 SGT Historic Vessel VEGA In cooperation with the World Health Organization’s Millennium Development Goals Vega’s 2012 Missions of Mercy will continue to target the reduction of maternal and infant mortality by delivering donated tools, supplies, and training information to the communities we assist. It is estimated that in these Midwives and Health Workers kits reduce maternal and infant mortality by as much as 40%.

A short history of the 120 year old historic Norwegian vessel Vega

Nov 14, 2011 11:04 SGT Historic Vessel VEGA The 120 year old Norwegian Hardanger jacht Vega was launched in 1892. She is still alive and sails an average of 7,000 miles every year delivering donated educational and medical supplies to some of Indonesia's most isolated small island communities. Vega is officially classified as an Historic Vessel and has won awards for her humanitarian service.

Winners announced for the 2011 Vega Awards

Nov 05, 2011 12:34 SGT Historic Vessel VEGA The winners of the 2011 Vega Awards have been selected . These annual Humanitarian awards recognize outstanding individuals and companies who go above and beyond the call of duty to help others and have an affinity with their fellow human beings, exceptional examples of what a humanitarian is - a person who helps improve and enrich the lives of others less fortunate than they are.

About Vega’s builder Ola H. Nerhus

Nov 05, 2011 09:11 SGT Historic Vessel VEGA Ola H. Nerhus, one of Norway's most famous boat builders. His boats became known as "Hardanger Jachts" a name synonymous with immensely strong, swift sailing, vessels. The best were built at the Nerhuson shipyard in Ølve, Hardanger, Norway. Image above is of Lars Nerhus holding an 1898 painting of Vega by Jens Nerhus. Background is Nerhuson shipyard. The shed on the right is where Vega was built.

H/V Vega to be press boat for the prestigious 22nd Raja Muda  Selangor International Regatta

Nov 04, 2011 18:43 SGT Historic Vessel VEGA Once again Vega is proud to have been chosen as the press boat for the prestigious 22nd Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta 18 - 26 November 2011

Q&A with Shane Granger, master of the Historic Vessel Vega

Oct 30, 2011 11:59 SGT Historic Vessel VEGA These are a few of the most common questions I am ask about Vega and her work. They will be very helpful to those writing articles about our humanitarian work and the boat in general. Please feel free to quote from them.