Emergency response teams scrambled on Tuesday to prevent a Dutch cargo ship adrift in the North Sea from sinking and causing an oil spill off Norway’s coast after the crew had to be evacuated in stormy weather.
Footage released by the Norwegian Rescue Coordination Centre showed some of the 12 crew members jumping into the sea late on Monday from the badly listing Eemslift Hendrika before being rescued by helicopter. Others were hoisted directly from the deck.
12 crew members aboard this Dutch cargo ship needed to be saved after coming face-to-face with 50-ft waves in the Norwegian Sea. Watch the daring helicopter rescue: pic.twitter.com/B99SKzqbeX
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