- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Help wanted: The largest Viking ship in the world needs a crew. No really.

The Norwegian Draken Harald Harfagre will sail down the East Coast of America this summer, with 16 stopovers in eight states and the District of Columbia. It is historically correct in every sense of the word.

The 80-ton, 115-foot long Draken is a sight to behold — hand-crafted from sturdy oak, with a 79-foot mast and red silk sail. Yes, there is a heavily ornamented traditional dragon’s head at the bow.

But someone has to help sail this vessel, which navigates the icy water off Greenland and Iceland on occasion as part of the Viking heritage experience. The organization is now seeking professional tall ship crew members for paid positions — as well as volunteer deckhands.

“The crew on board Draken is a team of 34 people, men and women from all over the world. A mix of age, gender, nationality and background all contribute to a great atmosphere on board,” said the organization, which was founded by Sigurd Aase — described by Popular Mechanics and other sources as a history buff and a “Norwegian oil and gas tycoon.”

Click on drakenhh.com/join-the-crew for more information.

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