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Hurtigruten ferry saved man from the sea
On May 1, 2015, an employee of the tourist company Imagine Nordkyn AS fell into in the sea in the Kjøllefjord when he moving his speed boat away from the "Lofoten". The ship turned around and plucked the man in the 40ies from the water with an MOB boat and taken aboard within a few minutes. He was stuffed with warm clothes and was taken care of. The Østfinnmark police district investigated the case .
Power loss after water ingress
The "Lofoten" suffered a power outage in Båtsfjord in the afternoon of Jan 12, 2015. Electricians were trying to get the power back on the ship after a water pipe that cracked in the freezing cold knocked out a main board. A local firm was called to resolve the matter jointly with the crew. The "Lofoten" was sailing southbound when the trouble occurred just when the ship was about to dock in Båtsfjord. All departures to Bodo have been canceled and most passengers were sent home, while some also went on board the northbound Hurtigruten Ferry "Midnatsol" to Kirkenes.
Boat ran into Lofoten
No one was injured when the speed ferry "Øyglimt" collided with the "Lofoten" in the morning of Jan 7, 2015. There were 86 passengers and a crew of 39 on board the "Lofoten" when the collision happened at hat 8.30 a.m. off Måløy in Sogn og Fjordane. The skipper of the speed boat was alone and taking on the blame for what happened. He admitted to have been inattentive and watching a boat that passed on the other side. He was only able to reduce speed thus reducing the impact. The "Øyglimt" suffered some damage above the waterline. The "Lofoten" left the port after inspections at 10 a.m. Norwegian report with photo: http://www.fjt.no/nyheter/article10518348.eceUpload News