This morning, at 07:00 hours Norway time, the ownership of Edda Fonn was officially transferred to the Ministry of Defense and the Royal New Zealand Navy, in Auckland, NZ.

Some Østensjø Rederi crew will remain on the vessel for a few more weeks to ease the transition, but the vessel is now fully owned by the Ministry of Defense.

-Since the arrival in Wellington, The Royal New Zealand Navy has given us very positive feedback on the vessel and the service and knowledge of our crew. We’re proud to deliver a vessel of such excellent technical- and operational standard to the New Zealand Navy. We wish them all the best and hope the vessel will serve them well in many years to come, says CEO of Østensjø Rederi, Kenneth Walland.

Edda Fonn arriving Wellington, NZ

Edda Fonn berthed in Wellington, NZ. Photos: Royal New Zealand Navy