Opening of the Nor-Shipping week! Naming ceremony & reception at the Oslo City Hall

As the Nor-Shipping week kicked of on Monday 3 June, I received an invitation for the naming ceremony of Island Crown, which is the latest addition to Island Offshore´s excellent fleet of specialized offshore vessels. The vessel was moored outside Oslo´s newest hotspot, the Astrup Fearnley museum at Tjuvholmen (for this week renamed Nor-Shipping Island), and a large group of industry excecutives, owners, politicians and invited guests were enjoying the great weather and a tour onboard.

Godmother for the ship was the Norwegian adventurer & mountain climber Cecilie Skog, dressed up for the occasion in her national costume.

Naming Ceremony_Island Offshore and VARD

Island Crown



After the naming ceremony, next happening on the agenda was the Lord Mayor´s formal Reception in the Oslo City Hall (Rådhuset). I got the chance to discuss some further cooperation potentials with Sturla Henriksen, the MD of the Norwegian Shipowners´ Association. They´re YoungShip´s strongest supporter, and we have seen some great results from the cooperation 2 years into the joint agreement.

With Sturla Henriksen of the Shipowners´ Association

Fabian Stang lead the group of guests down to the City Hall Square, where our project Ocean Talent Camp fills the entire square for the week (3-7 June). Walter Kvam of Kongsberg Group, and my client, Nor-Shipping Director Vidar Pederstad held inspirational speeches referring to the key importance of securing talents & competence for our industry and our country´s ability to support further growth and competitiveness.





Quick chat with Dag Schjerven, President & CEO of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services, on our way down from the City Hall.

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