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WATCH: Late-night NBC comic ridicules Norway’s decision to resume cruising

Screen grab. Talk show host. Photo of sea captain.

PortandTerminal.com, August 6, 2020 NEW YORK – “Late Night with Seth Meyers” host Seth Myers took aim Wednesday night on his locked-down, broadcast from home show at Norway’s misguided decision to resume cruising. Most of Myers airtime of late has focussed on US politics and America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For him to dedicate a large slice of his …

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33 Crew Members Test Positive for COVID-19 on a Norway Cruise

Cruise ship in Arctic

PortandTerminal.com, August 1, 2020 “By the time we were notified, the passengers had left the ship,” OSLO, NOWAY – Cruise line Hurtigruten’s expedition cruise ship Roald Amundsen sailed on a 7-day cruise from the arctic port of Tromsø, Norway on July 24 with 177 passengers and 160 crew. Norway has done a good job managing COVID-19 and people probably felt that the …

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Viking ship excavation begins in Norway. First excavation in 100 years

Viking ship at Museum

PortandTerminal.com, June 28, 2020 OSLO, NORWAY – Archaeologists in Norway have begun the first excavation of a Viking ship in more than a century. Archaeologists found the Viking ship grave in the Oslofjord region of south-east Norway, the same region in which the country’s other famous Viking ships were discovered more than 100 years ago. Excavation of the Gokstad Viking …

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Oil Giant Reveals Survival Tactics in Age of Climate Anxiety

Offshore oil platform

Bloomberg, January 7, 2020 Equinor leads Norway oil industry in emissions-free goal. Plan unveiled as industry struggles to adapt to climate change The largest oil company in western Europe’s biggest petroleum exporter wants to drastically cut its carbon footprint. Equinor ASA, which is based in the Norwegian town of Stavanger on the edge of the North Sea, is trying to …

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Fishing vessel sinks in storm off Norway. All 12 crew rescued by helicopter

Image of a fishing vessel as it is sinking in rough seas

PortandTerminal.com, December 30, 2019 OSLO, NORWAY – The Norwegian-flagged Fishing Vessel, FAY sank during the morning hours of December the 28th while transiting through the Barents Sea. The incident occurred at approximately 1100 hours, off the coast of Honningsvag, Norway. The MRCC Northern Norway received a distress call from the ship, suggesting it was caught in adverse weather conditions and …

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The largest object ever moved in human history

PortandTerminal.com, September 19, 2019 Located about 50 miles off the west coast of Norway, the Troll-A is a colossal natural gas platform and the tallest structure ever moved by mankind. Its construction is considered as one of the largest and most complex engineering projects in history. OSLO, NORWAY – The Troll-A platform is an offshore natural gas platform in the Troll gas field off Norway’s west coast.  …

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Hope? Could storing CO2 in the ocean seabed help slow down climate change?

Experiments in the North Sea are showing that capturing and storing carbon dioxide below the seafloor can work without significant leaks or environmental damage We now have the technology to capture CO2 emissions and bury them underground, to act as a bridge to a time when we can be fossil-fuel free.  For the past few weeks, marine researchers from several European countries …

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