108 yr outdated Norwegian tallship ‘Statsraad Lehmkuhl’ on the Port of Manila – Pier 15 PHOTO BY WILMAR ALMERIA
Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista and Maritime Business Authority (Marina) Administrator Hernani Fabia had been impressed with awe by the Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl, which served as a coaching ship.
Bautista mentioned, “I used to be impressed by the colourful historical past of this Norwegian tall ship which is crusing all over the world as a part of its voyage known as, One Ocean Expedition.”
The tall ship arrived in Manila on Wednesday, in time for the Norway- Phillippines Maritime and Power convention.
“Since 1914, when this vessel was constructed, it has modified possession a number of occasions and utilized by the Germans throughout World Battle II. The ship was named after former Norwegian cupboard minister Kristofer Lehmkuhl,” he mentioned.
After surviving two world wars, it was reworked right into a coaching ship outfitted with fashionable options. It may be powered by wind or electrical batteries, which definitely impressed any Filipino ship proprietor or seafarer. It is uniquely world-class by any customary.
From Left to Proper: Vice Admiral Rolando Lizor Punzalan Jr. (Deputy Commander for Administration – PCG), Atty. Hernani Fabia (Administrator – Marina), H. E. Christian Halaas Lyster (Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines), Sec. Jaime Bautista (Secretary – DOTR), and H. E. Enrico Fos (Philippine. PHOTO BY WILMAR ALLMERIA
Fabia was excited to see the ship in-built 1914, which made it a well-seasoned vessel with a really wealthy historical past. He mentioned this can be a vital occasion for the maritime trade.
“We’re as soon as once more introduced collectively, as we obtained this well-established sail coaching program and trainees of the ship. This 108-year-old regal great thing about a vessel nonetheless powered by wind is a real testimony that nothing can develop outdated and find yourself depleted if correctly taken care of,” he mentioned.
With the speedy modifications and overwhelming alternatives for improvements, tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl would finest exemplify what sustainability is, in reaching greener delivery.
Fabia mentioned the vessel could have undergone modification to fulfill new applied sciences and new operational practices, nevertheless it remained true to its mission of staying related and well timed, because it gathers information to have an in-depth understanding of how essential the position of the ocean is to attain sustainability on this current time.
“This state-of-the-art analysis vessel is really certainly one of its form. Marina is one with you and helps your mission. We sit up for an lively engagement on the completely different packages that you simply provide, particularly since this vessel additionally serves as a coaching ship to these aspiring maritime professionals,” he added.
Current throughout the arrival of the century-old ship had been Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines Christian Halaas Lyster, Philippine Ambassador to Norway Enrico Fos, Norwegian Shipowners Affiliation (NSA) CEO Harald Solberg, and Coast Guard Admiral Artemio Manalo Abu.