The general cargo ship Nidaroe lost propulsion power in rough weather at Heroy area in Norwegian Sea. The vessel remained adrift towards Stigfjorden coast with danger for capsizing. The crew sent distress signal to the local authorities, reporting engine failure. At the scene of the troubled cargo vessel was dispatched towing tug Cetus, which succeeded to keep situation under control and prevent the grounding. The tug was too small to start towing of the ship and at the scene was dispatched the larger salvage tug Nautilus Balder, which was expected to tow freighter to safe waters. Meanwhile, the ship engineers were working to solve the problem with failure engines and succeeded to return the power.
The crew of general cargo ship Nidaroe succeeded to fix the problem and restarted engine. The vessel proceeded under own power and prevented more serious accident. The salvage tug Nautilus Balder escorted the cargo ship to safe waters, where will be held safety inspection and special survey. Fortunately during the accident there were no injured people and no water pollution.
The general cargo ship Nidaroe (IMO: 8702422) has overall length of 67.00 m, moulded beam of 12.00 m and maximum draft of 4.50 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 1,720 DWT and the gross tonnage is 1,167 GRT. The general cargo ship was built in 1987 by Svendborg Skibsvaerft and Maskinbyggeri in Denmark.