Monday, October 10, 2011

Jellyfish cripple Norway ferry for Hours - 10th Oct 2011

LinkPassengers on a Norwegian ferry had to sit for hours on a Norwegian ferry after large numbers of jellyfish blocked its filters.

The problem was discovered when the MF ‘Malangen’ got stranded on its voyage, Sunday, between Hansnes and Vannøya in Karlsøy Municipality, Troms.

Efforts by the crew to clean the filter initially succeeded, but it became blocked once more just a few minutes later, forcing the ferry to stop for over two hours.

Personnel finally managed to clear the filter long enough to allow the vessel to restart its engines and sail to the quayside using propellers to clear the jellyfish invasion, which the captain believes was caused by winds in the area.

NRK reports all the passengers got home. Source