Friday, June 17, 2016

Off the Hook

Last year after Bergen (Norway) Mayor Trude Drevland christened Viking Cruises' Viking Star in Bergen (its summer home port), she and the port's harbormaster, Inge Tangeras, were charged with corruption for accepting free trips from Viking. Viking Cruise Line chairman Torstein Hagen was also similarly charged for providing the trips. Public officials are not allowed to accept gifts from people or companies with whom they do official business.

After a lengthy police investigation, Hagen has been cleared and will not be charged. The police report recommended to the prosecutor that corruption charges against Drevland and Tangeras move forward.

The complete story appeared in the June 17 edition of Cruise News Daily.