Ship Crew Evacuated By Helicopter

Ship Crew Evacuated By Helicopter.
Norwegian search and rescue crews are responding to a yacht transport ship that is listing after its cargo reportedly shifted off the west coast of Norway on Monday.

The heavy-lift cargo ship appears to be the MV Eemslift Hendrika belonging to Starclass Yacht Transport, which operates two vessels, including the Eemslift Hendrika, and offers regular yacht transport between Norway and Turkey.

Norway’s Joint Rescue Coordination Center reports receiving a distress signal from the vessel, which was located 60 nautical miles west of Ålesund, Norway with 12 crew members on board. The organization sent 3 helicopters and 2 vessels to assist.

SAR crews initially evacuated 8 crew members, leaving 4 remaining on board. However, an update later on Monday said all crew members have been evacuated and the ship is abandoned and listing by as much as 30 degrees.


By: jesusmessenger (2712.30)

Tags: ship crew, evacuated, helicopter

Location: Norway