Port Of Call “Norway” {Drammen, Rekefjord and Etne}

Last week M.T. Ardea was called to load Bitumen Aspalt at Gothenburg, Sweden for discharging in Norway.

Normally M.T. Ardea is discharging its full cargo on one port, but this time She need to split the cargo into 3 Bitumen hungry ports of Norway.

M.T. Ardea @ Norway Photo by Nino Almendra
M.T. Ardea @ Norway
Photo by Nino Almendra

Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Scandinavian unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula .

Norway has a total area of 385,252 square kilometres (148,747 sq mi) and a population of about 5 million. It is the 2nd least densely populated country in Europe.

Flag of Norway  Photo by Nino Almendra
Flag of Norway
Photo by Nino Almendra

Norway has extensive reserves of petroleum, natural gas, minerals, lumber, seafood, fresh water, and hydropower. The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world. On a per-capita basis, it is the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas outside the Middle East, and the petroleum industry accounts for around a quarter of the country’s gross domestic product. {Ref; Wikipedia}

JUST A QUICK COMPARISON TO MY BELOVED COUNTRY;   

The Philippines is the 73rd largest independent nation, covering almost 300,000 square kilometers (115,831 sq mi) and an archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, and is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Its capital city is Manila.
With a population of more than 98 million people, the Philippines is the seventh most populated Asian country and the 12th most populated country in the world. An additional 12 million Filipinos live overseas. {Ref;Wikipedia}

“Norway is rich in oil, while my beloved country the Philippines is very rich in people.”

Now lets start the tour, first stop… Drammen!

Port of Drammen, Norway Photo by Nino Almendra
Port of Drammen, Norway
Photo by Nino Almendra
M.T. Ardea discharging bitumen aspalt at Drammen, Norway Photo by Nino Almendra
M.T. Ardea discharging bitumen aspalt at Drammen, Norway
Photo by Nino Almendra
A foggy morning at Drammen, Norway Photo by Nino Almendra
A foggy morning at Drammen, Norway
Photo by Nino Almendra
Bragernes Church at Drammen, Norway Photo by Nino Almendra
Bragernes Church at Drammen, Norway
Photo by Nino Almendra
Canoeing at  Drammensfjord  Photo by Nino Almendra
Canoeing at Drammensfjord
Photo by Nino Almendra

Drammen is an industrial city in Buskerud County, Norway. The port and river city of Drammen is centrally located in the eastern and most populated part of Norway. Drammen is the capital of Buskerud County.

2nd stop, Rekefjord!

Norwegian Navy Pilot preparing to come along side our vessel. Photo by Nino Almendra
Norwegian Navy Pilot preparing to come along side our vessel.
Photo by Nino Almendra
A Navy pilot embarking via pilot laddle. This Pilot will help our Captain onboard to take our vessel inside the port safely. Photo by Nino Almendra
A Navy pilot embarking via pilot laddle. This Pilot will help our Captain onboard to take our vessel inside the port safely.
Photo by Nino Almendra
Able-bodied seamans preparing the mooring lines and messenger line to be use later for securing the ship alongside the port. Photo by Nino Almendra
Able-bodied seamans preparing the mooring lines and messenger line to be use later for securing the ship alongside the port.
Photo by Nino Almendra
The Lille Presteskjær Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the fjord. Photo by Nino Almendra
The Lille Presteskjær Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the fjord.
Photo by Nino Almendra
Rekefjord port entrance. Photo by Nino Almendra
Rekefjord port entrance.
Photo by Nino Almendra
On the right side of the entrance is a massive stone crusher. Photo by Nino Almendra
On the right side of the entrance is a massive stone crusher.
Photo by Nino Almendra
Photo by Nino Almendra
Photo by Nino Almendra
A narrow entrance passage of Rekefjord, Norway. Photo by Nino Almendra
A narrow entrance passage of Rekefjord, Norway.
Photo by Nino Almendra
And on the leftside is a larger stone crushing area. Photo by Nino Almendra
And on the leftside is a larger stone crushing area.
Photo by Nino Almendra
Photo by Nino Almendra
Photo by Nino Almendra
If you are wondering were the gravel and sand came from... It's from Rekefjord stone! Photo by Nino Almendra
If you are wondering were the gravel and sand came from… It’s from Rekefjord stone!
Photo by Nino Almendra
This is our discharging spot. Photo by Nino Almendra
This is our discharging spot.
Photo by Nino Almendra
Ardean Cowboys in Action. This is why the deck guys are indispensable. Photo by Nino Almendra
Ardean Cowboys in Action. This is why the deck guys are indispensable.
Photo by Nino Almendra

Rekefjord is a fjord and harbour village in the municipality of Sokndal inRogaland county, Norway. The Lille Presteskjær Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the fjord. A railway line was constructed in the 1860s for bringing ore from the Blåfjell Mines to Rekefjord for shipment.

A stone carrier vessel on loading operation at the other side of the port. Photo by Nino Almendra
A stone carrier vessel on loading operation at the other side of the port.
Photo by Nino Almendra
And this is She at night. Photo by Nino Almendra
And this is She at night.
Photo by Nino Almendra
At daylight... The Lille Presteskjær Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the fjord.  Photo by Nino Almendra
At daylight… The Lille Presteskjær Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the fjord.
Photo by Nino Almendra
At night... M.T. Ardea passing thru the Lille Presteskjær Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the fjord. Photo by Nino Almendra
At night… M.T. Ardea passing thru the Lille Presteskjær Lighthouse is located at the mouth of the fjord.
Photo by Nino Almendra

Last stop… Etne!

Early morning arrival at Etne, Norway. If early bird gets the worm, early photographer catch the best shot. ;)  Photo by Nino Almendra
Early morning arrival at Etne, Norway.
If early bird gets the worm, early photographer catch the best shot. 😉
Photo by Nino Almendra
M.T. Ardea waiting for orders to proceed alongside. Photo by Nino Almendra
M.T. Ardea waiting for orders to proceed alongside.
Photo by Nino Almendra
Just like Rekefjord... Etne is also a stone processing area.  Photo by Nino Almendra
Just like Rekefjord… Etne is also a stone processing area.
Photo by Nino Almendra
Different grade and type of gravel and sand filed on port of Etne, Norway.  Photo by Nino Almendra
Different grade and type of gravel and sand filed on port of Etne, Norway.
Photo by Nino Almendra
Next to our ship is a Cement carrier ship owned by KGJS of Norway.  Photo by Nino Almendra
Next to our ship is a Cement carrier ship owned by KGJS of Norway.
Photo by Nino Almendra
If I'm a Norwegian, I'll be so proud to say that this is my country Norway. :)  Photo by Nino Almendra
If I’m a Norwegian, I’ll be so proud to say that this is my country Norway. 🙂
Photo by Nino Almendra

Etne is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway.

Etne is situated south ofBergen and borders the municipalities Kvinnherad, Odda, Sauda, Suldal andVindafjord, the three latter in the county of Rogaland.

Etne was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). Most of Skånevik was merged with Etne on 1 January 1965.

Etne, Norway  Photo by Nino Almendra
Etne, Norway
Photo by Nino Almendra
Norway  Photo by Nino Almendra
Norway
Photo by Nino Almendra
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Photo by Nino Almendra

Thanks alot for spending your precious time on my blog and hope you enjoy our tour to Norway. See you next time!

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4 comments

  1. Woooow!!!! The views are amazing. One question, Nino – are you working while taking these amazing shots? Haha! Multi-tasking, I think? Keep doing what you are doing and it’s so nice to see Norway through your blog. 🙂

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