The 107 meter long, 5916 dwt freighter Norvind went aground at the entrance to Kragerø, Norway. The freighter had run aground into the shallows due to a navigation error. The Norvind was able to refloat itself without assistance and docked later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident. Initial reports state that the master and chief mate were tested for alcohol and the results were negative. The Norvind has had two prior incidents in 2011.
The 110 meter long freighter Norvind became disabled off Førland near Haugesund, Norway after suffering an engine room blackout. The Norvind’s crew were unable to restart the engines and the vessel was being pushed towards shore. The crew contacted the Rescue Coordination Centre who dispatched a rescue helicopter to the scene. The tug BB Coaster and a salvage vessel also headed out to the scene. The crew was able to drop the Norvind’s anchor before the vessel could run aground. The tug took the Norvind under tow bound for Haugesund. None of the nine crew on board the Norvind were injured and no pollution was released. The Norvind was bound for Tyssedal before the vessel’s engines broke down. The Norvind was reported disabled on October 7, 2011 near Kristiansand. The crew replaced a fuel pump and was allowed to proceed. Port authorities report that the vessel will undergo a thorough inspection before the Norvind is allowed to leave.
The 110 meter long freighter Norvind suffered engine problems while off Kristiansand, Norway. The Norvind was heading to Tyssedal from Gdynia with 5000 tons of electrode paste. A tug was called and will tow the Novind into Kristiansand for repairs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released.