Salvage completed on capsized fishing boat in Syltefjord, Norway

Photo: NSSR

The Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue (NSSR) and some local partners have successfully raised the wreck of a fishing vessel that had capsized in the waters of Syltefjord in the municipality of Vanylven on Friday, August 14.

An NSSR lifeboat and a Good Samaritan vessel then towed the partially submerged Havstein, a 13-metre fishing boat, to the sea rescue station at Fosnavåg where it was eventually turned upright with the help of local salvage specialist Sandsøy Servicebåt.

The wreckage has since been brought to Mjølstadneset for dewatering prior to undergoing repairs.

The NSSR said it has not yet identified the cause of the capsizing, which occurred at around 06:00 local time on Friday.

All four people who were on board Havstein at the time of the incident managed to jump into the water just before their vessel overturned. They were later rescued by the crew of another vessel that was also in the area.

See more stories from this month’s Tug and Salvage Week here.

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