Thor Frigg Rescues Cargo Vessel in English Channel

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Seismic support vessel Thor Frigg rescued a sinking cargo ship in the English Channel this weekend. 

Namely, a 89.9 meters long cargo vessel, EMS Majestic, on its way from Rotterdam to Saint Malo, started taking in water in the Dover Strait and was unable to use its engine.

Reportedly, the mayday call came just after 7 PM on Sunday. Thor Frigg, on charter with Norwegian seismic contractor PGS, was in the area and responded to the sinking vessel.

Thor Frigg threw its tow line to the stranded cargo vessel and helped it to Portsmouth.

According to the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency, two of the EMS Majestic crew of seven were airlifted to land for safety reasons. Coastguard rescue helicopters from Hampshire and Kent were sent to the rescue, along with Eastbourne RNLI lifeboat.

 

 

 

 

 

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