Archive for the ‘Loke Viking’ Tag

Flekkefjord.   12 comments

Hi, I’m Chris, Marks nephew. Seeing as he is currently disabled I thought I would give this blogging thing a try.
A bit about me, I am one of the Second Officer’s on an Anchor Handling tug called Loke Viking. I have been working onboard Loke for 2 years now and love every minute of it.
We recently sailed to a very small town in the southern part of Norway called Flekkefjord. We arrived around lunch time and headed for our berth in the middle of the town. The town its self is about 10-15 miles in land, so we had to sail through a narrow Fjord to get there. Some of the views on the way up the fjord were spectacular.
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Flekkefjord its self is a lovely little town with a lot of very traditional Norwegian wooden houses.
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We were told by the ships agent who was local to the area that there was going to be a celebration tonight called Midsummer festival. Midsummer is a very popular thing in Scandinavia with some Swedish people going as far as to say it is a bigger holiday than Christmas. Well in Fekkefjord they did it a bit different from everyone else and in the middle of the harbour was a floating barge pilled with wood that they intended on lighting, and then circling with their small boats.
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The Vikings Are Back   7 comments

I haven’t worked with the Viking boats for a while and to make up for it we had three of them on my last rig move.

The Brage Viking here picking up 4 buoys, these were used to hold the Rigs anchor wire up above assets on the seabed, such as gas or oil pipelines.

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This one is the Loke Viking, my Nephew works on here but wasn’t working on this shift, he was chilling in NZ, lucky sod.

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Last but defiantly not least is the Odin Viking, here I have zoomed in on the 40 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE painted on the bulkhead, these guys don’t stay in this business for that amount of time if they are ‘ok’ or ‘mediocre’ they have to be the best, and a couple of days after I took this photo this boat showed us why they are the best.

Lives saved and environmental disaster avoided thanks to the Odin Viking, more in Fridays post.

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