On March 17, the 40 meter long fishing vessel Kvalstein became disabled off Finnmark, Norway. The Kvalstein had suffered engine failure some 300 miles off the coast. With waves reaching eight meters, the trawler sent out a request for assistance. Authorities dispatched a patrol boat to the scene. The following day the patrol boat after some difficulty was able to connect a towline to the Kvalstein and both vessels proceeded back to port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.