On September 1, the 27 meter long fishing vessel Mersey became disabled off Egersund, Norway. The trawler requested assistance with the NSSR lifeboat responding. The lifeboat took the Mersey under tow and proceeded to Egersund. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 18 meter long fishing vessel Pia Glanz sank off Egersund, Norway. The Pia Glanz had suffered water ingress in the engine room that quickly flooded the vessel. The master of the vessel alerted authorities. A helicopter was dispatched to the scene, but the Pia Glanz sank before it arrived. The crew of three had abandoned to the vessel’s liferaft. Vessels in the area were alerted by the Pia Glanz’s distress beacon and diverted to the scene. The tanker Fox Luna rescued the three crewmen and were later transferred to a lifeboat who took the men to port. No reports of injuries.
The 87 meter long, 3735 dwt freighter Fortuna ran aground near Helvik, Egersund, Norway. Initial attempt to refloat the Fortuna failed, but the vessel was refloated next day with the assistance of a tug and a lifeboat from the Norway Sea Rescue . The freighter’s hull was holed from the grounding. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.