Norway’s spy ship docked in Horten

Photo: Ole Berg-Rusten / NTB

The war rages on in Ukraine, and Russia’s level of military activity in the north is very high. At the same time, the Norwegian intelligence ship Marjata is docked in Horten.

The ship has been in Horten for just over two weeks, the online newspaper writes. The ship is one of the Norwegian Armed Forces’ most important tools for gathering information and monitoring Russian military activity in the northern regions.

August is peak season for Russia’s northern fleet activity in the Barents Sea and the North Atlantic, the online newspaper writes.

The Norwegian Defense Forces confirmed that Marjata is currently in the Oslo Fjord and not in the Barents Sea.

“The vessel is in Horten for planned routine maintenance,” Aleksander Engborg Hage wrote in an email to

Communications manager Ann-Kristin Bjergene in the Norwegian Intelligence Service says they do not comment on details about their vessels or sailing patterns.

At the same time as the Norwegian intelligence capacity has been reduced through Marjata’s absence, the allied presence in the north has increased, the online newspaper noted.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Norway’s spy ship docked in Horten"

  1. From World War II/2: Loose lips sink ships.
    In that, a Congressman May was quoted gleefully saying the Japanese were setting their depth charges too shallow but didn’t know it … whereupon the Japanese set them deeper, and our submarine … and crew … losses jumped terribly.

    I had thought Horten had become more an historic, training base. While other powers *may* already know it is still this active, Norwegian politicians and media would be wise not to so readily confirm that … especially since in this case my children don’t live too far away from it.
    Just saying the ship was south instead of in the North would have been sufficient.

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