Ferry Fosen lost propulsion power in Fusafjorden during a voyage from Hatvik to Fusa, Norway. The vessel was on service near the fjords in Norway, when suffered sudden blackout after main engine blocked. The crew was unable to restart the power and reported the accident to the local authorities. At the scene of the troubled ferry was dispatched a tug Fox Chanllenger, which took on tow the vessel Fosen. The convoy headed to Fusa, where the disabled ferry was docked for repair and further inspection. All the passengers and vehicles were disembarked safely without reported damages and injuries. The ship was taken out of service until further notice.
The local authorities will follow an inspection of the disabled ferry to ensure safety operations on the service Fusa – Hatvik. During the incident there were no injuries and damages reported, as the weather in vicinity was fresh and not putting the vessel in danger.
The ferry Fosen (IMO: 8808496) has overall length of 86.00 m, moublded beam of 15.00 m and maximum summer draft of 4.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 790 DWT and the gross tonnage is 2,835 GRT. The ship was built in 1989 by Bergen Group Fosen in the shipyard in Rissa, Norway.