April 8, 2021

Out-News = Crew Abandons Heavy Lift Ship Cargo Vessel

On Monday fifth April at around 1500 hours local time sixty miles West of Alesund, Norway eight crew members out of twelve abandoned the heavy lift ship cargo vessel M/V Eemslift Hendrika after stormy seas caused part of its cargo to shift, making it lift heavily to starboard and very difficult to manovre, and in danger of capsizing.  On the following day the remaining captain and three crew also abandoned the vessel, leaving it unattended.  One of the ships being carried, has also been reported being discharged into the sea.  Eemslift Hendrika departed Bremerhaven, Germany and was bound Kolvereid, Norway.  On eight April two tug boats and crew onboard managed to secure, and tow the vessel to Alesund harbour in Norway.
MV Eemslif Hendrika is a ship cargo veseel build in 2015 often used to carry yachts.  In this case the vessel had only two pleasure yachts a racing sloop and a Windy 58 Zephyros.  
The Windy 58 Zephyros was launched in the fall of 2003 to a design of Hans Jorgen Johnsen.  The 58 Zephyros was Windy's flaghship for a long time  and was produced until 2012. It offered accommodation with a fully enclosed hard-top main deck and three guest cabins sleeping six below deck.  The Windy 58 Zephyros is powered by twin Man or Caterpillar 800hp giving her top speeds up to 38 knots.  As of today she is still the largest Windy every build but the currently under construction SLR/SR 60 will change this.

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