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The Foreigner Norwegian ferry passengers rescued. Authorities say the MF ‘Fjordveien’ ferry has now been towed safely to land at Mekjarvik. 50 passengers and six crew were aboard when it lost engine power and ran aground earlier today whilst enroute between Stavanger and Skudesnes via Kvitsøy. Nobody was injured in the incident, which involved two tugboats and a Sea King rescue helicopter.

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Norwegian ferry passengers rescued

Published on Thursday, 10th February, 2011 at 12:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Authorities say the MF ‘Fjordveien’ ferry has now been towed safely to land at Mekjarvik.



50 passengers and six crew were aboard when it lost engine power and ran aground earlier today whilst enroute between Stavanger and Skudesnes via Kvitsøy.

Nobody was injured in the incident, which involved two tugboats and a Sea King rescue helicopter.

“Inspectors have now boarded the vessel to check for any damage,” Bjørn Magnussen, press spokesperson for the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Southern Norway, tells The Foreigner.



Published on Thursday, 10th February, 2011 at 12:47 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: kvitsoey, fjordveienferry, rescueoperation, stavanger, skudesnes, mekjarvik, jointrescuecoordinationcentresouthernnorway.





  
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