Category: Disabled

Tide Carrier

Tide Carrier

Tide Carrier
Photo: nettavisen.no

On February 22, the 263 meter long barge carrier Tide Carrier became disabled off the coast of Jæren, Norway. The vessel was en route to the Hoylands in a stiff wind when it suffered engine failure.  The barge carrier drifted towards shore thus the crew dropped the anchors while they attempted to restart the engine. The anchors held, but the Tide Carrier was just a mere 100 meters off the shore.

The JRCC was alerted and dispatched a Coast Guard vessel, rescue boats and multiple tugs to the scene.  As conditions worsen, the JRCC dispatched a helicopter to evacuate four nonessential crew. One crewman sustained an injury and was also airlifted off the Tide Carrier. This left just 15 persons on board the Tide Carrier.

Tide Carrier
Photo: nrk.no

Later reports stated the Tide Carrier was holding steady. Two tugs were able to attach tow lines while two anchors were holding firm.  No attempts to pull the Tide Carrier free as seas remain heavy.  Reports state towing operations will start on the following day as weather should improve.  No reports of damage or pollution released.

 

Shkval

Shkval

On February 16, the 25 meter long, 36 dwt fishing vessel Shkval became disabled in the Barents Sea off the coast of Russia. The Shkval was trawling in heavy seas when it suffered engine failure. Unable to restart the engine, the vessel sent out a distress call and requested assistance.

Local authorities dispatched the tug Murmanryba to take the Shkval under tow. Reports state the tug would arrive several hour later and tow the Shkval to Murmansk.  There were no injuries to the nine crew on board, damage or pollution released.

Fetske – LO14

Fetske – LO14

The 22 meter long fishing vessel Fetske – LO14 became disabled off Schiermonnikoog, Netherlands. The Fetske had suffered engine failure and had gone adrift. The crew requested assistance with the KNRM lifeboat from Lauwersoog responding. The KNRM lifeboat took the Fetske under tow and proceeded to bring the fishing vessel back to port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.