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Dutch cargo ship adrift in Norwegian sea after dramatic rescue

CA, 07 Apr 2021
The crew of a Dutch cargo ship was rescued in stormy weather off the coast of Norway late on Monday, leaving the abandoned vessel adrift and in danger of sinking and causing an oil spill, local authorities said on Tuesday.

Footage released by the Norwegian Rescue Coordination Centre showed some of the 12 crew members jumping into the ocean from the badly listing Eemslift Hendrika before being rescued by helicopter. Others were hoisted directly from the deck. All were brought to safety.

The Hendrika, now floating some 130 km off the coast in the North Sea, has around 350 tons of heavy oil and 50 tons of diesel in its tanks, the Coastal Administration said in a statement.

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