A Dutch cargo ship lost its rest in the Norwegian Sea on Tuesday. After which his life was saved by airlifting all his crew members. Some had to be saved by jumping into the water.
“Amslift Hendrika”, which was carrying several small ships from Bremerwein in Germany to Kolverid, Norway, made an emergency call on Monday. Later on the same day, 12 crew members were evacuated by Norwegian rescue services in two phases.
The first eight were airlifted by helicopter from the deck of the cargo ship. But the last four had to jump into the water to get out of the sea, as the waves were shaking the ship.
Footage from the Norwegian authorities shows that a man in an orange survival suit was landing on a ship at sea. The ship also suffered an engine malfunction and then began to drift off the coast of Norway.
On Tuesday morning it was about 130 kilometers (80 mi) from the city of Port Ellisand. One of the boats carrying the deck had fallen into the sea.
Hans-Petter Mortensheim with Norway’s Coastal Administration (Kistwerkett) told AFP, “The situation is stabilizing further, but there may still be danger.” He said, “We want to arrange for it to be pulled, if weather conditions permit.”
The cargo ship holds 350 cubic meters of heavy fuel oil, 75 cubic meters of diesel and 10 cubic meters of lubricating oil.
A Norwegian Coast Guard vessel arrived on the ship on Tuesday.
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