Lars Christensen (RS 83) was built in 1972 and was stationed at Vardø (Finnmark). Stein Storlien from the NSSR told us that latterly Lars Christensen worked for NSSR from a station in Senjahopen, in the vicinity of Tromsø.
Lars Christensen was recently offered for sale by the NSSR and thanks go to Willy Verwoerd and Jon Ballovarre for sending us links to the sale pages. Stein wrote to update us saying the NSSR was lucky to achieve around the asking price for this vessel (approx 3.5 million NOK – 456,386 euros – £318,046 gbp). The money will be invested in the fleet of modern rescue boats enabling NSSR to save more lives at sea off Norway’s convoluted coastline.
Lars Christensen was delivered to her new owners on 15 October 2007. The company – Danish Maritime Service AS – will use the vessel for their business of private piloting out of Frederica in Denmark. Stein also sent this photo of the vessel taken in 2006.
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DID YOU KNOW?
The first signs of habitation on Hirta (the largest island in the St Kilda archipelago and the only one you can really land on) are thought to have occurred c. 600 AD.