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Norway's offshore crisis hits cadets in training

Though it only costs a cabin, some food and insurance, Norwegian maritime officer students are having a hard time getting their sailing time with the offshore carriers that employ 85 percent of the students, as vessels are idled due to the crisis.

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The Norwegian cadets in training are having a hard time getting sailing time at the country's carriers, a situation that has been exacerbated by the current offshore criss which is hitting Norwegian carriers across the board - and this means that the internship vessels are idled, reports Maritime.no.

The large-scale vessel idling is clearly felt, explains Tor Egil Fjelde, who is responsible for Norway's national cadet database - a register of fully-trained cadets who still lack somewhere between six months and a year of sailing before they qualify as maritime officers.

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