The famous “Hurtigruten” service which operates in Norway from Bergen to Kirkenes and return, will be familiar to many readers of Sea Breezes. It has been described as an unforgettable experience covering a distance of around 2,500 nautical miles.
“Hurtigruten” literally means ‘fast route’ whilst other phrases which include ‘Coastal Express’ and ‘Norwegian Coastal Voyage ‘ have also been employed by marketing people to identify what has also been described as the ‘World’s most beautiful voyage’.
HMS Ocean conducted a series of exercises and trials during the summer months including operating with French naval units. Then it was off to Poland to take part in the largest NATO exercise so far in 2015, Baltops.
The propeller from the German submarine U-8 was handed over by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency at a ceremony in June on the German Navy frigate Karlsruhe which was berthed at the Portsmouth Naval Base.
Although budgeted for $14 million, it is generally accepted that the total cost of the project is already over $20 million, a figure which will probably rise after a $5 million claim by a shipyard is settled.
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