MV Åsøy was 550 dwt and 41 m long. MV Åsøy traded the Norwegian coast with timber and general cargoes.
This ship was owned by Oddvar Berge AS (AS is equivalent to Ltd.). Oddvar Berge is the father of Magne and Øivind Berge. The ship was named after their mother Åse. Magne and Øivind Berge started their maritime career onboard MV Åsøy. Working on MV Åsøy their interest for cargo vessels grew.
Chartering Broker was Selboe Shipping AS. Kjetil Rimolsrønning, owner of Rimship AS, was employed at Selboe Shipping AS at that time