The 119 meter long, 7000 dwt tanker Bro Gothenburg became disabled off Arendal, Norway. The tanker’s gearbox failed on the main shaft and needed assistance. The tug BB Connector arrived on scene and took the tanker under tow to Kristiansand. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.
The 36 foot fishing vessel Heather Anne sank in Gerrans Bay near Falmouth, England. The two crewmen on board were rescued by a nearby fishing vessel Lauren Kate who witnessed the sinking. The Lauren Kate contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched a RAF helicopter and the local RNLI lifeboats to the scene. The helicopter airlifted one crewman as he was in need of immediate treatment. Unfortunately, he did not recover and died later in hospital. The other crewman was taken by lifeboat back to Mevagissey. The cause of the sinking was not reported. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 81 meter long, 2432 dwt freighter Fenja became disabled after an engine failure while sailing between Mosterhamn and Leirvik, Norway. The Fenja requested assistance and the rescue vessel from Haugesund responded. The rescue vessel took the Fenja under tow to Leirvik. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The Fenja is detained in Leirvik awaiting parts to repair the engine. The Fenja was travelling to Honningsvag from Valletta in ballast.