Dutch ship runs into difficulties off Norway

Boats being carried on the Dutch general cargo ship Eemslift Hendrika shifted in rough seas off Norway yesterday morning, forcing the crew to abandon the listing ship.

Norwegian rescue teams are now monitoring the ship, which is drifting south off Alesund.

When the ship initially ran into difficulties eight of the 12 crew evacuated, with the remaining four remaining onboard in a bid to sop the vessel from capsizing. However, after a 12-hour battle the last crew jumped into the water and a helicopter rescued them.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.


      1. Amasus Shipping’s fleet list shows her as one hold/hatch, pontoon covers, 2x150T cranes. I’d call her a small heavy lift ship.

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