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And for those who have everything. Don’t know what to buy your loved one for their birthday? How about a minesweeper? Now is your chance to upgrade that remote-controlled boat that you used to play with. The Royal Norwegian Navy is selling off demilitarised ships to anyone who has a million kroner or so spare.Internet auction Many different things are for sale on the Norwegian site finn.no. At present the bidding for two minesweepers stands at 1.1 million kroner each. Should you be feeling the effects of the credit-crunch, however, an HS3 tugboat could be a cheaper alternative at 350,000. But why is the Navy promoting these publicly?

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And for those who have everything

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April, 2009 at 13:23 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Don’t know what to buy your loved one for their birthday? How about a minesweeper?

Illustration photo: a Royal Navy warship
Illustration photo: a Royal Navy warship
Photo: Joe Gough/Shutterstock Images


Now is your chance to upgrade that remote-controlled boat that you used to play with. The Royal Norwegian Navy is selling off demilitarised ships to anyone who has a million kroner or so spare.

Internet auction

Many different things are for sale on the Norwegian site finn.no. At present the bidding for two minesweepers stands at 1.1 million kroner each. Should you be feeling the effects of the credit-crunch, however, an HS3 tugboat could be a cheaper alternative at 350,000. But why is the Navy promoting these publicly?

“We wish to advertise that these are for sale to the highest number of people possible”, lieutenant commander Bjørn Stavrum tells The Foreigner.

Sold as seen

No guarantee follows with these heavily-cannibalised ships, and the buyer is responsible for arranging their own insurance. Unfortunately, they do not offer home delivery but Stavrum says that the ships can be collected from the Navy’s main base, Håkonsvern in Bergen.

The auctions close at the end of this month, and all buyers will be checked thoroughly.



Published on Wednesday, 22nd April, 2009 at 13:23 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: norwegian, royal, navy, ship, sale, minesweeper, tugboat, bergen.





  
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