Dutch teenagers rescued from ship that ran aground in Norway

Antique Dutch sailing ship Noorderlicht (IMO 8650813) ran aground in Norway with 26 people on board, including 14 Dutch teenagers.

The captain and first mate remained on the vessel, waiting for a tugboat to arrive.

The 46-metre sailing ship became stranded at Rugholmen, an island north of the city of Trondheim, at around 02:30 on March 23rd. A rescue company received the distress signal at 03:00 and the rescued people were disembarked shortly after. O injuries were reported

The captain of the rescue boat told NRK that a blizzard was raging and visibility was less than optimal. The Noorderlicht is a two-masted schooner from Akkrum company Swan Expeditions.

1910-built, 140 gt, Netherlands-flagged Noorderlicht is owned and managed by Ribro Boot BV of Muiden, Netherlands. As of March 25th the vessel was moored at Rorvik, Norway.