General cargo vessel Rebecca Rousing under tow to shelter, Baltic sea

General cargo vessel Rebecca Rousing suffered mechanical breakdown in the morning Dec 24 13 some 30 nautical miles south of Oland island, Baltic sea, and asked for assistance. Rescue vessel KBV 002 took freighter on tow at around 1030 LT and started to tow her towards northern part of Oland in order to get shelter from stormy weather. At 1530 UTC Dec 24 caravan was proceeding almost due north at a speed of some 6.5 knots parallel to Oland coastline, some 17 miles east. Vessel was ballasting from Swinoujscie to Gotland.

Photo by Swedish CG. All photos full-size:

http://www.kustbevakningen.se/sv/sakerhet-till-sjoss/nyhetsarkiv/nodbogsering-pagar-utanfor-oland/

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