Excavator To Safety
The 31 meter long tug Geitung became disabled near Kopervik, Norway. The tug was towing a barge from Karmøy loaded with a cargo of rocks when it suffered engine failure while en route to Kopervik. The barge used the excavator as a paddle to pull the vessels toward the harbour. Later a pilot boat arrived on scene and took the Geitung and barge under tow into the harbour. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.