Dramatic Rescue from cargo ship adrift in huge seas

In April 2021, a Dutch cargo ship was adrift in the Norwegian Sea after all its crew members had to jump into the rough waters to be rescued.



The Eemslift Hendrika, which was carrying several smaller boats from Bremerhaven in Germany to Kolvereid in Norway, made a distress call, reporting a heavy list after stormy weather displaced some of her responsibility.

The 12 crew members were evacuated from the listing vessel in two stages later the same day by Norwegian rescue services.

The first eight were airlifted by helicopter from the deck.

But the last four had to jump into the huge seas because the waves were rocking the boat and the list was too severe.