Dutch cargo ship in distress at sea: 12 crew members have been rescued, ship is in danger of capsizing
China News Service, April 7th. According to Reuters, recently, a cargo ship flying the Dutch flag encountered a storm in the waters near Norway, causing serious hull tilt and engine failure. At present, 12 crew members have urgently abandoned the ship and left with the assistance of helicopters, but the ship is still facing the danger of capsizing.
The crew of the ship in distress is used Rescued by helicopter. The British “Guardian” reported a video screenshot.
According to reports, on the evening of the 5th local time, 12 crew members were rescued by helicopters that came to the rescue and sent to safety.
According to the latest news on the 6th, the ship is still drifting at sea, about 74 kilometers from the coast of Norway. The Norwegian Coastal Administration stated that the cargo ship is still at risk of capsizing. The hull has now tilted to 30 degrees, and a tugboat has gone to rescue the ship.
The department also stated that “pollution risk is our main concern.” There are approximately 350 metric tons of heavy fuel oil and 50 metric tons of diesel fuel in the tanks of the freighter.
The report said that the ship involved was named “Eemslift Hendrika” and was about 111 meters long. The vessel is a yacht carrier, and this voyage is to transport goods and ships from Germany to Norway. The Norwegian Coastal Authority said that a smaller ship tied to the deck fell in a storm.