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Wednesday, 12 February 2020

VIKING Norsafe boats for the Hellenic Armed Forces (Part B: Hellenic Navy and Hellenic Coast Guard)

VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 armed with Kongsberg's Sea Protector
RWS. Original photo by Kongsberg
This is the 2nd part of our visit to the manufacturing plant of VIKING Norsafe Hellas in Thiva, Greece, in order to learn at first hand its world-famous products and especially those that are/will be in service with the Hellenic Armed Forces and the Hellenic Coast Guard. Founded in 1974, VIKING Norsafe Hellas is the Greek subsidiary of the leading global maritime safety solutions provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S. VIKING Norsafe Hellas produces high quality marine life-saving appliances – lifeboats, rescue boats and davits, using the latest technologies and materials in order to protect seafarers and offshore workers worldwide. In the 1st Part, we showed the large facilities of VIKING Norsafe in Greece as well as a presentation of a new RIB, Munin S1200 Open, that is offered to the Hellenic Army Special Forces. In this article, we will see the Munin S1200 Cabin and other boats of VIKING Norsafe that serve or will serve with the Hellenic Coast Guard and Hellenic Navy.

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Monday, 10 February 2020

VIKING Norsafe boats for the Hellenic Armed Forces (Part A: Hellenic Army Special Forces)

The first VIKING Norsafe Munin S1200 in high speed in 2018
Naval Analyses, visited the manufacturing plant of VIKING Norsafe Hellas in Thiva, Greece, in order to learn at first hand its world-famous products and especially those that are/will be in service with the Hellenic Armed Forces and the Hellenic Coast Guard. Founded in 1974, VIKING Norsafe Hellas is the Greek subsidiary of the leading global maritime safety solutions provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S. VIKING Norsafe Hellas produces high quality marine life-saving appliances – lifeboats, rescue boats and davits, using the latest technologies and materials in order to protect seafarers and offshore workers worldwide. 

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Friday, 24 January 2020

Internationales Maritimes Museum - A real gem in Hamburg! (Part Β: waship models)

Visiting the IMMH - Part B:ship models!
This is the second part, about my visit to the Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg (IMMH, International Maritime Museum of Hamburg), a private museum in a former warehouse (Kaispeicher B) in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. The museum houses predominantly Peter Tamm's collection of model ships, construction plans, uniforms, and maritime art, amounting to over 40,000 items and more than one million photographs on 12,000m2 (130,000 sq ft). It is the world's largest private collection of maritime artifacts. Three thousand years worth of maritime history are displayed on nine ‘decks’ with precious exhibits, model ships, armor, photographs, maps, paintings and much much more. To learn more about the IMMH you can visit Internationales Maritimes Museum - A real gem in Hamburg! (Part A: general impressions) because in this Part B (and final part), we will focus on the ship models and almost mainly those of WWII. Ι repeat that I had a great time there and I wish I could have more time to examine more other ship models (yes, there are not only those ship models I post here) as well as other details, paintings and maps, and to visit some sub-floors in between the nine floors which I missed. I could say that the museum is "nine floors of naval awesomeness"! An amazing well-maintained maritime museum worth visiting again and again! For the moment enjoy more than 200 photos of various warships accompanied by useful information!

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Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Internationales Maritimes Museum - A real gem in Hamburg! (Part A: general impressions)

The impressive IMMH building in Hamburg
The Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg (IMMH, International Maritime Museum of Hamburg) is a private museum in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany. The museum houses predominantly Peter Tamm's collection of model ships, construction plans, uniforms, and maritime art, amounting to over 40,000 items and more than one million photographs on 12,000m2 (130,000 sq ft). It is the world's largest private collection of maritime artifacts. It opened in a former warehouse in 2008. The private collection was started in 1934 by Peter Tamm (12 May 1928 – 29 December 2016) - former editor for naval themes at the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper and chairman of the board of the Axel Springer AG - when Tamm was six years old. As Tamm retold the history, the initial event was when his mother presented him his first model ship. From his collection, he founded the Wissenschaftliches Institut für Schifffahrts- und Marinegeschichte (Academic Institute for Shipping and Naval History) located in a mansion at the Elbchaussee street and only open by appointment. Later, on December 10th 2002, the Peter Tamm Sen. Stiftung foundation was established, which is the owner of the Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg. In 2004 the Hamburg Parliament approved a €30 million grant for a new museum in the HafenCity quarter unanimously. In 2005, the building was given to the foundation by lease for free for 90 years by the senate of Hamburg. On 25 June 2008, the museum was opened by the German president Horst Köhler. 

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