On 22 March, at round 2.30 am, the Frisian sailing ship Noorderlicht, owned by Swan Expeditions, ran aground in a Norwegian fjord. The ship received assistance from the Norwegian Coast Guard in relocating its passengers. The Noordelicht, also known under the name...
In April 2021, Dutch cargo vessel Eemslift Hendrika had to be salvaged after azimuth thrusters in the cargo hold had shifted and punctured an anti-heeling tank and ballastwater tanks. An investigation by the Dutch Safety Board has revealed that the lashing system used...
The Eemslift Hendrika safely arrived at the port on Flatholmen in Ålesund at 5 pm on Thursday 8 April. The listing ship was towed there after Smit Salvage managed to secure towing lines to two tugboats on Wednesday night. The workboat that had fallen off the ship on...
After the Eemslift Hendrika’s course changed and the risk of grounding became imminent, the salvage operation was brought forward and carried out Wednesday night 7 April. The Smit Salvage team was lifted on board at 9.30 pm and managed to secure towing lines to...
The Norwegian Coast Guard has succeeded in getting Smit Salvage’s crew on board the listing Eemslift Hendrika. The salvage attempt was to be postponed until Thursday 8 April, however, action was taken sooner because the vessel’s course has changed, meaning...
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