The 98 meter long cargo vessel Minka C. became disabled off A Coruña, Spain. The Minka C. was en route to Brens from Szczecin with a cargo of 4000 tons of coal when it suffered engine failure in stormy seas. The Minka C. requested assistance as the crew were unable to restart the engines.
The authorities dispatched a tug from Bilbao which arrived on the scene a few hours later. The tug took the Minka C. under tow and proceeded to A Coruña. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 62 meter long fishing vessel Kapitan Gromtsev became disabled off Malangsgrunnen, Norway. The trawler had suffered engine failure and went adrift. Authorities dispatched the patrol boat Harstad to the scene.
The Harstad took the Kapitan Gromtsev under tow and headed towards Tromsø. Later, a tug from Tromsø took over the tow and proceeded to berth at Tromsø. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On February 28, the 36 meter long fishing vessel Tunfisk became disabled in the Borgundfjord near Ålesund in Sunnmøre, Norway. The Tunfisk had its propeller fouled and went adrift in the fjord. The crew requested assistance with a NSSR lifeboat responding.
The lifeboat Dagfinn Paust arrived on scene and took the Tunfisk under tow. The two vessels proceeded to Andenes and arrived safely in port the following day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.