On May 28, the 112 meter long, 1129 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Melshorn became disabled on the Tysfjord. The ferry was en route to Skarberget from Bognes with seven passengers and three crew when it suffered a power blackout after an engine failure. The Melshorn went adrift and was being blown toward shore by a strong breeze. The crew dropped the ferry’s anchor before it struck land. The Melshorn requested assistance with several boats coming to her aid. The Melshorn was taken under tow back to port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On April 27, the 10 meter long fishing vessel Cornelis Sr. – UK 3 became disabled a few miles offshore from Scheveningen, Netherlands. The Cornelis Sr. had gone adrift after suffering engine failure. The crew requested assistance with the KNRM responding. The KNRM dispatched a lifeboat to the scene and took the Cornelis Sr. under tow. The two vessels proceeded to Scheveningen. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 41 meter long fishing vessel Cap Horizon became disabled off Cabo de Gata, Spain. The Cap Horizon was headed for Concarneau when it suffered engine failure and went adrift. Spanish authorities were alerted and dispatched a vessel to the scene. Before rescuers arrived, the crew of the Cap Horizon were able to restart the engine. Authorities arrived and escorted the Cap Horizon to Almeria where it docked. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.