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Salvage crews tow drifting Dutch freighter to port in Norway

HELSINKI (AP) — Despite heavy seas, a joint Norwegian-Dutch salvage operation has managed to safely tow to land an abandoned Dutch cargo ship that had been adrift off the coast of Norway. The Eemslift Hendrika, a Netherlands-registered ship designed to carry large boats, securely docked in port late Thursday in the western city of Alesund. The ship’s crew of 12 was rescued by helicopter late Monday after a power outage in its main engine. Norwegian maritime authorities launched the salvage operation late Wednesday after it became clear that churning seas could make the drifting ship crash into the shore and create an oil spill.

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