Good news: Towing of Dutch cargo ship going according to plan, police say

Eemslift HendrikaPhoto: KV Bergen Kystvakten / NTB
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The tow of the Dutch cargo ship Eemslift Hendrika is going according to plan, the police reported on Thursday morning.

Thursday morning, the ship was about 8 nautical miles west of Runde. That equates to about 15 kilometers.

At 5:20 AM, operations manager Per Algrøy in the Western Police District told newspaper Bergens Tidende (BT) that everything was going as planned.

“It’s going very slowly, in 2-2.5 knots, so it will take time before they arrive. But everything looks very good. It is going the right way, and according to plan,” Algrøy said.

Rescue crews managed to secure the tow of the Dutch cargo ship on Wednesday. The Norwegian Coastal Administration announced the information at 10:42 PM on Wednesday.

Eemslift Hendrika sent out an emergency message on Monday morning, around 60 nautical miles west of Ålesund, in a severe storm. On Monday, the entire crew of twelve people was evacuated by a rescue helicopter from the ship.

At around 11 PM on Monday, the ship lost engine power, and it drifted ashore for two days before being secured.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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