Norwegian freighter disabled, towed to safety, North sea

General cargo ship was disabled in the afternoon Nov 26 in North sea, while en route from Norway to Southern Europe. Was taken on tow in the evening same day and towed to nearest port. As of 0530 UTC Nov 27, was in the same position.

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