Norwegian freighter on tow after strenuous night, Atlantic

General cargo vessel FAME in adverse weather conditions lost power and started to drift at around 1700 UTC Dec 14 west of Scottish Hebridean island of Lewis and Harris, North Atlantic, while en route from Stromness. Vessel drifted in southern direction throughout all night Dec 15, with lifeboats nearby and 5 crew refusing to leave vessel. At around 1000 UTC Dec 15 vessel was taken on tow by offshore tug IEVOLI BLACK (IMO 9439242), to be towed to port on Lewis island. At 1200 UTC Dec 15 caravan was moving almost due north, at some 4 knots speed.

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