October 28, 2011 Leave a Comment
The 65 meter long, 835 dwt research vessel Johan Hjort became disabled off Alden Island near Askvoll, Norway. The vessel suffered a complete power outage when the engines failed. The Johan Hjort was in danger of going ashore when the crew was able to drop anchor just 250 meters off shore. Authorities immediately deployed two Norwegian naval vessels to the scene. The frigate Thor Heyerdahl took the Johan Hjort under tow to Bergen, Norway. There were no injuries of the 25 crew on board.