She has just completed conversion to hybrid propulsion and has been doing seatrails in Storfjorden the last few days:
From NRK (with video):
AHTS Skandi Iceman is on location and has deployed ROV to assess damages and surounding area.
PS> Skandi Iceman should have enough power to pull her off at next HW:
Press releas from Hurtigruten Norge AS:
Latest update from Hurtigruten Norge AS:
“The MS Richard With was on its way from a yard stay when the incident occurred. The cause was a technical system error which led to the ship temporarily losing control. Hurtigruten Norge is in the process of investigating the background to the error. The extent of the damage is limited, with minor damage to the ship’s bulb and forward ballast tank. No leakage of environmentally harmful material from the ship has been detected”.
LATEST: NRK’s reporter on the spot confirms that the Hurtigruten ship has detached itself during high tide and is now afloat.
Two tugs are on site and are attached to the bow and stern of the ship. The plan was for them to pull the ship aground when it was at full tide, but the ship detached itself while it was flowing.
- The ship has a small damage in the bow which has caused a leak from a ballast tank, but it should have nothing to do with the stability of the ship, says rescue manager Ståle Jamtli at HRS.
“Richard With” is at rest on Friday afternoon in the fjord outside Ytre Steinsundet while the ship is being examined.
5 August 2022 at 21:28
Hurtigruten returns to shipyard
MS “Richard With” is now returning to Myklebust shipyard in Sunnmøre after the grounding in Ytre Steinsundet in Sogn on Friday. The Hurtigruten ship was on its way to Bergen from the same shipyard when the accident occurred. The ship is said to have sustained little damage and is running under its own engine.
PHOTO: MARIE LENDING