MECHANIK FOMIN cargo shift, heavy list

General cargo vessel MECHANIK FOMIN with cargo of timber suffered cargo shift and developed heavy portside list in rough weather in Norwegian Sea west of Narvik, in the morning Mar 18. Reportedly some of deck cargo was lost. Norwegian CG ships KV SENJA and STRILBORG, were sent to assist and if comes to worst, rescue the 13 crew. Vessel changed course and sailed towards Norwegian coast, heading for Sortland. At 1300 UTC Mar 18 MECHANIK FOMIN was approaching Sortland under own power, escorted by CG ships, situation seems to be taken under control. Understood cargo will be fixed at Sortland, and vessel will resume voyage to Inverness UK. On Vol.no photo troubled MECHANIK FOMIN.

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