Press Releases

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

Nov 03, 2011 16:10 SGT Singapore Red Cross Donors can now give to the “South East Asia Floods Appeal” at more than 2,700 locations, thanks to the partnership of NTUC FairPrice, AXS, DBS/POSB, OCBC and UOB Singapore, with the Singapore Red Cross.

Nov 01, 2011 16:02 SGT Neptune Orient Lines APL and APL Logistics, the shipping and supply chain management businesses of Singapore’s NOL Group, today announced efforts on three fronts to combat Thailand’s devastating floods. The companies added that they’re maintaining full operations in Thailand though much of the country remains underwater.

Nov 01, 2011 15:02 SGT Oxfam Australia Oxfam Australia today welcomed Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s announcement of an Australian International Centre for Food Security to share Australia’s expertise in food production with the people of Africa.

Oct 30, 2011 13:48 SGT Thai Airways Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announced the utilizing of larger aircraft to Southern destinations in Thailand during the flooding crisis.

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.

The people behind Vega and her work

Oct 29, 2011 10:51 SGT Historic Vessel VEGA This short item provides background materials for the people behind Vega and her award winning humanitarian work.

Oct 28, 2011 17:31 SGT Standard Chartered Singapore 18 October 2011, Singapore – Standard Chartered Private Bank is holding its first roundtable discussion in Asia on the changing role of women in philanthropy today.

Oct 28, 2011 17:15 SGT Oxfam Australia People living in resource-rich, poor countries will be better able to share in the economic wealth brought by the operations of Australian mining companies, following today’s launch of Australia’s Mining for Development Initiative.