Passengers Assist With Docking

The 27 meter long, 288 gt high speed ferry Tidebaronessen suffered steering gear failure on the Oslo Fjord.  The ferry had left Aker Brygge with passengers bound for Son.   However, the Tidebaronessen changed direction and headed for Nesoddtanngen due to the steering failure.  As the ferry was to dock, the crew announced that the vessel was not able to berth.    Passengers  were told that the vessel could not berth and that if any passengers could assist with docking.   After 15 minutes and the aid of several passenger,  the ferry was able to berth.   No reports of injury.

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Tug Disabled

Bremen formerly named Accurat

The 31 meter long tug Bremen became disabled in the North Sea.   The Bremen had left Hamburg for Trieste when it suffered propulsion problems and required assistance.   The tug Fairplay XII took the Bremen under tow into Rotterdam where the it is berthed in Merwede Harbour.  No reports of injury or pollution being released.

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