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Round up of Humanitarian vessel Vega’s 2012 deliveries

Here is a very short round up of highlights from this years deliveries of donated educational and medical supplies. We measure our success by the number of communities we assist and the quality of that assistance. Working with remote communities … Continue reading

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Trond Giske Minister of Trade and Industry for Norway visits H/V Vega in Jakarta

The Historic Vessel Vega was honored today by the visit of Mr. Mr. Trond Giske who is the Minister of Trade and Industry for Norway. Mr. Giske is on a mission to Indonesia and after hearing so much about Vega, … Continue reading

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A short history of the 120 year old historic Norwegian vessel Vega

The 120 year old Norwegian Hardanger jacht Vega was launched in 1892. She is still alive and sails an average of 7,000 miles every year delivering donated educational and medical supplies to some of Indonesia’s most isolated small island communities. Vega is officially classified as an Historic Vessel and has won awards for her humanitarian service. Continue reading

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About Vega’s builder Ola H. Nerhus

Ola H. Nerhus, one of Norway’s most famous boat builders, built ships from 1863 to 1906. His boats became known as “Hardanger Jachts” a name synonymous with immensely strong, swift sailing, vessels. The best of these were built at the Nerhuson shipyard in Ølve, Hardanger, Norway. Continue reading

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Latest updates to Vega website now active

Have a look at our updated website and at the famous “Lists” of supplies we need for next years deliveries HERE

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Q&A with Shane Granger, master of the Historic Vessel Vega

These are a few of the most common questions I am ask about Vega and her work. They will be very helpful to those writing articles about our humanitarian work and the boat in general. Please feel free to quote from them. Continue reading

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Special thanks to our friends in Singapore

We would like to thank several of our company friends in Singapore without whom our work would simply not be possible. The private individuals who are such an important of making our work a success we do not mention to … Continue reading

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