Russian freighter listing off Laukvik
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Russian freighter listing off Laukvik

Russian freighter listing off Laukvik

18 March 2017 - 16:00 - Update: 19 March 2017 - 21:27


The "Mekhannik Fomin" suffered a list to port between 35 and 40 degrees about 25 nautical miles from Hadseløya off Laukvik in the morning of March 18, 2017. The Coastguard deployed the patrol boat "Senja" and the tug "Stilborg" (IMO: 9158666) to assist. The freighter was traveling southwards towards England with a cargo of lumber and a crew of 13 on board. It also lost two packages of lumber of 5 cbm each north of Vestvågøy, SW of Bø. A navigational warning was issued accordingly. The ship was advised to get to the quay Sortland and was escorted into the Hadselfjord by the two other ships, sailing under own power with a pilot on board. The list was caused by a cargo shift in stormy winds. Probably the cargo will have to be unloaded to correct the list. 

Source: VesselTracker.Com
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