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FS Marjata is a purpose-built electronic intelligence collection vessel (ELINT). She is the third ship that bears the name Marjata, all of which have been used for military intelligence purposes by the Norwegian Armed Forces. She is owned by the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, but operated by the Norwegian Intelligence Service, and is considered to be one of the most advanced ships of her kind in the world. Her main role is surveillance of the Russian Northern fleet`s activity in the Barents Sea, but is constructed for operations all over the world. She operates in international waters close to the Russian border. Marjata officially serves as a research ship for the Norwegian Intelligence Service.
originally posted by: dragonridr
a reply to: Utnapisjtim
Only the first picture is the right ship. The marjata doesn't look like a cruise ship and its no where near the size of the second two pictures.
The Russians do indeed hate the ship but the ship looks like a triangle or pizza slice. This design gives it stability in the water. I think the other pictures you have there are a cruise ship.