Østensjø Rederi is looking for new markets in the oil downturn and now offers platformspotting in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea in one of their offshore ships.
The hotel ship Edda Fides is usually used for accommodation for offshore workers, but in the summer it will be used as a tourist ship for the first time and will set out on its first tours , Sysla writes.
The first trip goes to the North Sea, where cruise passengers will get to see the oil field Edvard Grieg, the giant field Johan Sverdrup, which is under development, as well as Balder, Oseberg, Troll A Troll and Gjøa, C a. The next trip will go to the Norwegian Sea.
-We are preparing for a unique knowledge adventure and a journey where the passengers will get to experience of what is required and what has been required since the first oil platforms were built to do offshore work, Managing Director Johan Rokstad in Edda Accommodation-which is a subsidiary of Østensjø Rederi, says. Several speakers will also take part in the trip along for the ride.
Rokstad says that the shipping company has long looked at the opportunity of exploiting the potential of Edda Fides when the ship is free between the larger offshore missions.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today