Statsraad Lehmkuhl and life on board the ship - Photo:Photo credit: Hanna Thevik / Statsraad Lehmkuhl
Photo credit: Hanna Thevik / Statsraad Lehmkuhl

Majestic 107 year old tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl to visit Singapore in October

The historical Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl will pay Singapore a visit in October 2022. The 107 year old ship will be coming to Singapore as part of its twenty month long One Ocean Expedition, a circumnavigation of the globe to create awareness and knowledge about the crucial role of the ocean in a sustainable development perspective. The Embassy and the rest of Team Norway, our partners and stakeholders, are rigging up for a range of events on board the ship and in conjunction with its presence here in Singapore.

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Statsraad Lehmkuhl is one of the world's largest and oldest square-riggers still sailing. She was built as a training ship for the German merchant feet over a hundred years ago, but today she is in better condition than ever. Statsraad Lehmkuhl has sailed under the Norwegian flag and has been an icon in the port of Bergen since 1923.

Read more about Statsraad Lehmkuhl here.

The One Ocean Expedition is a recognized part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. The goal is to create attention and share knowledge about the crucial role of the ocean for a sustainable development in a global perspective.

Watch the video presenting the One Ocean Expedition here.

A floating university

On its very first circumnavigation, Statsraad Lehmkuhl serves as both a floating university and a sail training vessel combined, bringing students, scientists, voyage crew and professionals together on different legs.

The ship has been converted into a state-of- the-art research vessel, collecting comparable high-quality data continuously throughout the journey. Equipped with modern instrumentation, it measures levels of CO₂, micro-plastic, ocean acidification, biodiversity and ocean temperature.

Events in Singapore in conjunction with One Ocean Expedition

Team Norway, our partners and stakeholders will be organising high level events and meetings on board and in conjunction with the visit of Statsraad Lehmkuhl. Stay tuned for more information about Norway-Singapore Science Week, Singapore Norway Innovation Conference and other maritime-, ocean- and sustainability related events!

Workshop onboard Statsraad Lehmkuhl - 5-day scientific program 

 As extended part of the Norway-Singapore Science Week, Innovation Norway is planning a 5-day scientific workshop program for students and lecturers onboard Statsraad Lehmkuhl during the Singapore-Jakarta leg. The workshop programme is under development, but will address ocean sustainability topics such as aquaculture and sustainable fisheries and ocean litter. Please contact Per Christer Lund in Innovation Norway for more information. 

Are you interested in joining on the voyage from Singapore to Jakarta?

Join the adventure and muster on for an experience of a lifetime! Find more information here.

As a member of the voyage crew, you become an active and important participant to sailing and running the ship, under the friendly guidance of our professional, experienced crew.

You mend the helm, climb the rigging and have regular watches twice a day. And you sleep side by side in hammocks, as seamen has done for centuries. The experience of friendship and feeling of mastery makes the voyage a truly game changer for many.

Statsraad Lehmkuhl life on board