Captain Sven Erik Kvalvaag, commander of the frigate force, confirmed to Bergens Tidende that they have asked their superiors to look at ways to bring in foreign staff, as they had problems recruiting trained officers for their high-tech vessels.
Initially, there is talk of bringing in up to seven officers to key positions on the frigates.
Commander Kvalvaag said it is an important matter of principle to decide whether to employ foreigners on Norwegian marine vessels. It is now up to the Norwegian Navy Forces and the Inspector General, said he.
Royal Norwegian Navy and Fridtjof Nansen class frigate