Sailing ship with 14 teens ran aground, teens evacuated, Norway

Sailing ship NOORDERLICHT with 26 people on board, including 14 Dutch teens, ran aground on northern coast of Rugholmen island, Norway, north of Trondheim, at around 0130 UTC Mar 23. All but 2 people were evacuated, Captain and Chief Mate remained on board to assist in salvage. The ship was refloated at around 1030 UTC, and as of 1205 UTC was under way, understood on tow, destination Rorvik, with ETA today Mar 23. no reports on damages.
Sailing ship NOORDERLICHT, IMO 8650813, GT 140, length 46 meters, built 2010, flag Netherlands, capacity 20 passengers and crew.



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