Efforts to refloat Norwegian ship hampered by bad weather

Efforts to refloat Norwegian ship hampered by bad weather

Oslo: Bad weather has prevented refloat attempts of a general cargo ship grounded off Norway. According to the coastguard, the 43- year-old, 72 m long Scan Master ran aground on a rocky beach on the Snillfjord at 0100 hrs on Sunday.

The 1,200 dwt vessel is a converted tanker. It was heading north, and is loaded with fish waste. According to the coastguard, the owners have arranged for the vessel to be emptied today.

The coastguard says they are only monitoring the vessel and think it will come loose in the coming days. None of the crew of six were injured and there were no registered leaks from the casualty.

The vessel belongs to Grøntvedt Shipping.

Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.

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