Buoy tender VIKINGFJORD disabled, towed to safety, Norway
Buoy tender VIKINGFJORD was disabled after engine failure and started to drift early in the morning Mar 9 west of Bergen, North Sea. Coast Guard salvage ship NOCGV BERGEN (IMO 9389368) was sent to assist, VIKINGFJORD was taken on tow on a third attempt, in rough weather conditions. NOCGV BERGEN towed tender to sheltered waters south of Bergen, and returned to base. VIKINGFJORD was taken on tow by tug SJOBAS. At 1200 UTC Mar 9 caravan was under way in sheltered waters off Leirvik. Photo of troubled VIKINGFJORD from NOCGV BERGEN.