More ferry sailings cancelled
The "Norrøna" obviosuly had trouble with the rudder engine. One of the propellers has been removed in drydock. Also the ttrip to Thorshavn has meanwhile been cancelled. Actually it was being planned that the ferry will return to its regular schedule on Oct 21, coming directly from Hirtshals. The ferry left the Øresund shipyard in Landskrona on Oct 20 at 7.30 a.m. and headed to Hirshals, ETA 9 p.m.
Ferry stranded with engine trouble
The "Norrøna" with about 700 passengers aboard suffered engine trouble in the afternoon of Oct 14, 2017, and had to drop anchor off Hirtshals in northwestern Jutland. The ferry was underway from Thorshavn to Hirtshals. In addition to the 700 passengers on board the ferry, hundreds of travelers were also waiting in Hirtshals waiting to be taken to the Faroe Islands. A tug finally pulled the ferry into port 10 hours delayed at 11.30 p.m. On Oct 15 at 5.40 a.m. she headed to the Øresund shipyard in Landskrona, where the "Norrøna" will be docked. The journey to Landskrona takes 12 hours. A lot of tourists will stay on board while the ship is in the dock. A new schedule about the return trip to Thorshavn was expected to be issued on Oct 17. The expected departure from Landskrona was Oct 18 evening or Oct 19 in the morning actually. Icelandic report with photo: http://portal.fo/norrona+komin+til+hirtshals+skal+i+dokk+i+svoriki.html
Medevac off Shetlands
The Danish Joint Rescue Coordination Centre received a request for patient evacuation from the "Norroena" north of the Shetland Islands on July 18, 2016. The case was transferred to MRCC Shetland via MRCC Aberdeen.Upload News