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.
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:
I noticed that in Aug.-Sept. there were a lot of RoRo ships from various NATO countries (incl. US ships) visiting places in Norway that seldom see anything bigger than coasters and ferries.
Presumable this was in preparation for the major NATO exercise Thunder Junction that has been going on for a few weeks and completed 07. Nov.
Today I noticed a Turkish RoRo passing Aalesund and heading to Aandalsnes at the bottom of the Romsdalsfjord, so now there will probably be an exodus of equipment heading back to their home countries. I haven’t seen any US RoRo ships on the AIS yet, but a number of USN ships and some Navy vessels are still around.
Anybody here who have had, or will have, the pleasure of visiting remote villages in Norway with limited facilities in conjunction with this massive logistics exercise?
Here is one US Gov. vessel that is in a very small and remote port in Norway right now:
I don’t think the crew enjoy any shore leave in this place.