The fishing trawler Iselin capsized and started sinking at Moskstraumen near the Lofoten archipelago, Norway. The vessel’s nets and ropes embrangled into the propeller, which caused increasing list to starboard. The fishing trawler with three crew on board remained gearless and adrift under the strong winds and heavy waves at southwest end of Moskenesoya in Nordland. The fishing vessel Iselin was getting water ingress and developed heavy list to starboard with danger from sinking. The accident was reported to the local authorities and crew requested immediate assistance. At the scene of the troubled trawler was sent lifeboat Det Norske Veritas, which was in vicinity and headed at full speed to Moskstraumen because the situation was getting more and more critical.
The rescuers arrived at the the very last moment and succeeded to rescue the three troubled crew. The fishermen jumped into the water and were taken on board of the lifeboat. People were in good health, but will be hospitalized for medical examinations.
“We got the first message at 15:11, when the boat had gotten nets and ropes into the propeller and asked for assistance. When rescue boat approached the fishing boat had has list to starboard and began taking water ingress”, said the rescue leader Frode Iversen. “We rescued all three crew on board and moving to the shore now. They are in good health condition”, added the rescuer.
The local authorities initiated investigation for the root cause of the accident.
The fishing trawler Iselin has overall length of 15.00 m, moulded beam of 4.00 m and maximum draft of 2.00 m.