The 72 meter long, 1826 dwt coastal freighter Molo Trader became disabled during the night off Buholmen, Norway. The Molo Trader had suffered engine failure close to the shore in heavy seas. The master sent out a distress call. Luckily, the fishing vessel Knester was nearby and rushed to the scene. The Knester was able to get a heaving line over to the Molo Trader and keep the freighter from going ashore. The Knester kept the Molo Trader safe for two hours until the rescue lifeboat and tug B.B. Ocean arrived. The two rescue vessels took the Molo Trader under tow to Humla, Norway. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.