Two big ocean-going trawlers in trouble in Barents sea
Trawler Molnes propeller got entangled in net in the morning July 31, disabled vessel was some 15 nm southeast of Spitsbergen southeast tip, Barents sea. Coast Guard ship KV Sortland (IMO 9432646) was sent to the distressed trawler. KV Sortland closed disabled Molnes in the afternoon Aug 1, and took trawler on tow. Another big ocean-going trawler happened to get in the same kind of trouble nearby, Havbryn propeller was entangled in net in the morning July 30, vessel was taken on tow by Coast Guard ship KV Barentshav (IMO 9389356). It is understood, that both trawlers are to be towed to Honningsvag, Nordkap, Norway.