Sorlandet is the world’s oldest fully-rigged ship and a unique heritage in Norway’s maritime history (Photo: sggp.org.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – Sorlandet, the oldest fully-rigged ship in operation of Norway, docked Khanh Hoi port in Ho Chi Minh City on August 30 as part of activities marking 45 years since Vietnam and Norway set up diplomatic ties.

The Norwegian Embassy in Vietnam, the Norwegian Consulate in HCM City and the country’s trade office held a meeting on the ship the same day with representatives of Vietnam’s media and Norwegian companies operating in the southern city.

Sorlandet is also the world’s oldest fully-rigged ship and a unique heritage in Norway’s maritime history. It was built in 1927, functioning as a school of navigation.

HCM City is a destination in its first voyage around the world in 2016. The ship is carrying Norway’s high school students who will engage in exchanges with their peers in countries Sorlandet stops during the trip.

About 60 Norwegian businesses are working in the south of Vietnam in such industries as aquaculture, shipbuilding, oil and gas, and information technology-communication.-VNA