PASS. RO–RO FERRY 12 03 14
On Wednesday, December 03rd the Norwegian ferry ROVERFJORD caught a line in her wheel temporarily disabling the passenger carrying vessel in Haugesund. The lifeboat BERGEN KREDS came to her rescue. With the boat just off the ferry’s side, a diver entered the water and in a short time had cut away the line thus clearing her props. The ROVERFJORD suffered no damage and was back in service once the diver was back on board the BERGEN KREDS.
PASSENGER RO–RO FERRY 12 01 14
On Monday morning, December 01st 2014, around 09:00, the Norwegian flagged ferry AFJORD, with a noticeable starboard list, was gently pulled off the rocks by two tugs at Finneset, between Hasvik and Oksfjord after having been aground for nearly thirteen hours. The crippled vessel was towed to nearby Oksfjord for an inspection and a damage report. A little bit more than an hour after the grounding, a large “Sea King” helicopter from Banak appeared and successfully rescued 11 passengers and the ferry’s crew of 4. The results of the inspection were good in that there were no holes or leakage in the hull, only a few minor dents here and there.
Tuesday, December 02nd was rather a bit more difficult for the operating ferry.
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Aboard a ship at sea or in a port of call, a fire can be quite devastating, often altering countless lives forever and resulting in serious damage to a vessel as well as a heavy financial impact. No matter how safe we try to be, periodically the sea takes its toll in lives and ships.
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