A sudden sneaker wave resulted in a 46-foot yacht falling off a cargo ship at the south of Hidra in Flekkefjord. The yacht was later washed ashore in Egersund.
The yacht that tumbled off the freighter in the high waves, was a Princess 46 foot yacht, according to the local newspaper Fædrelandsvennen.
– A surge had turned the yacht overboard, said rescue leader Cecilie Øversveen at JRCC Southern Norway (HRS) to the newspaper.
HRS was notified of the incident 5:30 Sunday morning and then sent out warning to all ships in the area.
– We do not salvage boats. The company’s insurance company sent a tug boat, but the sea in the area was so heavy that it was impossible to save it, says Øversveen.
At 12:30 pm the boat hit the rocks outside Stapnes in Egersund.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today