Patrol vessel Þór with a passenger ship in tow from Greenland
The patrol vessel Þór arrived on the third hour to Reykjavik with the French passenger ship Polarfont in tow from Greenland.
The Coast Guard was contacted because of a mechanical failure in the passenger ship which had been a problem for several days when the ship was in Fohnfjord, which is a fjord in Scoresby Sound in Greenland.
“It was requested that Þór go to Greenland as the passenger ship was in trouble due to mechanical failure. Þór sailed from Seyðisfjörður on Wednesday. It was a two-day sailing trip. Thor had reached the ship on Friday.
A towing line was placed between the two and the voyage to Reykjavik took over three days in quite rough seas. It was a considerable task for the crew,” Ásgeir Erlendsson, information officer for the Coast Guard, told mbl.is, but Polarfront will now be repaired.