The 110 meter long freighter Norvind became disabled off Førland near Haugesund, Norway after suffering an engine room blackout. The Norvind’s crew were unable to restart the engines and the vessel was being pushed towards shore. The crew contacted the Rescue Coordination Centre who dispatched a rescue helicopter to the scene. The tug BB Coaster and a salvage vessel also headed out to the scene. The crew was able to drop the Norvind’s anchor before the vessel could run aground. The tug took the Norvind under tow bound for Haugesund. None of the nine crew on board the Norvind were injured and no pollution was released. The Norvind was bound for Tyssedal before the vessel’s engines broke down. The Norvind was reported disabled on October 7, 2011 near Kristiansand. The crew replaced a fuel pump and was allowed to proceed. Port authorities report that the vessel will undergo a thorough inspection before the Norvind is allowed to leave.