The Norwegians


Envious? It’s actually annoyance that you ever started posting here.

Nothing wrong with Norway or anything Norwegians do, loved visiting there when I worked on cruise ships, but someone would most likely feel the same way we do if we went to a foreign chat forum and started espousing the greatness of all things American ad nauseam.

Ahts_Master made a mistake in his math and because of that mistake he called BS on your article. He acknowledged he made a mistake and then you posted the childish response blaming his mistake on envy. Stop being a thin skinned child.


I started posting here because I was hoping to get some insights by professional mariners into why a relatively large and very fast ship like the El Faro ended up being caught in the eye of a hurricane.
In stead I was met by a stream of insults and doubts about my knowledge of anything maritime (or beyond).
In stead of just being annoyed and going on to other forums I have kept on posting here, mostly about shipping and the offshore industry in general, but also facts about Norway, Singapore, China and other subject. If that is annoying to you, please don’t open my posts.

BTW; I don’t think this forum is entirely American any more, but if you want to go on a Norwegian forum and post facts about things American, be my guest.

If I was thin skinned I would have left this forum long ago. I’m pretty sure Ahts Master understood that I was pulling his leg about being “envious” of the fact that those 5 AHTSs could muster “unbelievable” 150000 Bhp.
If not, I think he is capable of telling me himself.




Come on man, is that the best you could muster???


Hip, hip, Hurraaaa!!! Today is Norwegian National Day.
Gratulere med Dagen to all Norwegian members and guests on this forum.
The day is celebrated by Norwegians all over the country and the world with parades, flags, sausages and ice cream.

But the biggest parade is that in Oslo, where the King and Royal family greets the parade from the balcony of the castle:

It is not a military parade but a parade of mostly children “marching” up Karl Johan in a somewhat disorderly fashion to greet their King and Queen:

It is an all inclusive affair, with a lot of people dressed in traditional Norwegian “Bunad”, but also people in hijab and other “foreign” garb. (Even some with “Bunad” and Hijab):


From Royals and National day to a royal fight over use of foreign crews on a ship under NIS flag cruising in Svalbard:

The sticky question: Is Svalbard really Norwegian territory??


Welcome to the Kirkenes Snow Hotel for a cool stay: