Monday, 14 November 2011

Into the Historical Vessel of VEGA

In conjunction to the Regatta Pre-party by Tiger last week, I'm glad to have a chance to walk-through the Historical Vessel of Vega.

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The Historical Vessel of Vega during the night at Royal Selangor Yatch Club

Built in: 1893
Built by: Ola A. Nethus
From: Norway
Rebuilt in: 1905, by Alfred Olsson, Sweden
Style: Wooden Galeass
Cruising Speed: 6 to 8 knots
Accommodations: 3 en suite + crew quateres

VEGA was the only known Hardanger jagkt ever built with an all oak keel and frame 

She was built to be a deep-sea heavy load carrier, and be certified for Artic waters, a classification few vessels were strong enough to merit. For over 100 years, VEGA carried cargos that most boats her size could never dream of loading and is still not ready to retire.

An old compass on board of VEGA.

VEGA currently embarked on a career of missions of mercy, carrying cargo of donated medical and educational supplies (from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand) on the South East monsoon to isolated island communities in East Timor and Indonesia

Entering the interior of Vega.

The navigation station of VEGA with electrical panel built using commercial aircraft components.

Spacious lounge in VEGA.

Galley of VEGA

One of the bunk in VEGA

Water Closet. Definitely comparable with 5 stars hotel.

The Engine Room.

Some of the tools in the vessel

Captain Shane Granger of Vega sharing his experience in his mission to Indonesia.

Captain Shane Granger, owner and master of the Historic Sailing Vessel VEGA with his assistant.
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