A Dutch cargo ship could cause an oil spill in the North Sea after it was dramatically evacuated amid stormy weather following an engine failure, the Norwegian Coastal Administration has warned.
Footage from the Norwegian Rescue Coordination Centre shows members of the Eemslift Hendrika’s 12-member crew jumping into the sea, while others were airlifted to safety from the deck.
All the crew were evacuated safely, although the captain reportedly sustained an injury and was taken to hospital.
The 111-meter-long vessel is adrift 130 kilometers off the Norwegian coast after its main engine lost power on Monday.
Aboard the ship was a work boat worth millions of dollars that has now fallen off.
A patrol vessel and aircraft have been dispatched to stabilize the ship, the Norwegian Coastal Administration said on Tuesday. (RT)