Last crew members of Dutch freighter in trouble | NOW

The last four crew members of a cargo ship that ran into trouble near Norway have been evacuated. The ship, which sails under the Dutch flag, issued a distress signal on Monday morning because it was threatening to capsize.

As a precaution, eight people on board were evacuated by helicopter earlier in the day. The remaining four crew members remained on board in an attempt to stabilize the ship. That worked, a spokesman for owner Eemslift Esbjerg told NU.nl.

All crew members have since been transferred to the Norwegian town of Alesund. It will be a while before the Eemslift Hendrika, as the cargo ship is called, can continue its sailing route to the Norwegian town of Kolvereid.

The Eemslift Hendrika was built in 2015 and is 112 meters long and 17 meters wide.

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