Øivind Lorentzen (RS 82) was built in 1972 and was stationed at Havøysund (Finnmark). The vessel worked until recently from a station in Bergen before being offered for sale. Stein wrote to tell us that the NSSR was lucky to achieve around the asking price for this vessel (approx 3.5 million NOK – 448,123 euros – £309,976 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.

Øivind Lorentzen was sold and delivered on 17 September 2007 to Erling Lorentzen of Oslo who lives mainly in Brazil. Erling, who is 84, is the son of the original donor of the vessel, ship owner Mr Øivind Lorentzen, and is married to Princess Ragnhild of Norway. He is very well known in Norway. Erling renamed the vessel “Norte II” and she has since been sailed to Rio de Janeiro. The new owner is planning to turn her into a yacht without changing too much of the original character of the vessel. The photo of Norte II, formerly Øivind Lorentzen, was sent by Stein and was taken on the afternoon that Erling took ownership.

We’ve just heard from Thor Andreas Kraft that Olvind Lorentzen is now in Rio de Janeiro. Now called Norte II.  operated by a company called Ocean Pact. http://www.oceanpact.com/o-que-fazemos/navegacao/

 

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