More need help at sea than last year

More need help at sea than last yearMore need help at sea than last year.Photo: Krister Sørbø / NTB scanpix

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) had 1391 sea rescue missions so far this summer, an increase of 181 missions from the same time last year.

Figures apply to HRS in southern Norway and northern Norway, from June 1st to July 28th, compared with the same period last year.

Last summer, the rescue coordination centers had 1210 such missions, according to figures from HRS.
Sea rescue missions, mainly the vessels that have run aground. HRS has come out about 150 such incidents so far this summer.

Most sea rescue missions were carried out in southern Norway (1154).
– Oslofjord is the worst, there is high activity and more people. Motor stoppage and driving onto shoals and driving at high speed in the dark onto shoals is the most common, says Bent-Ove Jamtli of HRS in northern Norway.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today