Disabled tanker adrift in Norway waters

October 7, 2021 Maritime Safety News

Product tanker ISFJORD suffered engine failure in the afternoon Oct 4 off western coast of Rivttek island, Harstad, Troms, while en route from Harstad to Bellsund. Tanker is assisted by nearby general cargo ship VESTLAND (IMO 8412857), to avoid drifting ashore. Tug has been called, to take tanker on tow, though there’s chance crew will fix problem and restart engine. As of 1430 UTC Oct 4, situation didn’t change – tanker adrift or on tow of VESTLAND.

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