In the afternoon Dec 10 2010 general cargo North Spirit requested immediate assistance 50 miles off Cape Ortegal, Bay of Biscay. Vessel was enroute Sweden – Algier with timber, presumably cargo shifted and vessel dangerously listed. Spain authorities sent three helicopters, all 17 crew evacuated and transported to airport La Coruna, no casualities or injures. Crew 9 Ukranians, 8 Russians. North Spirit, IMO 8502042, dwt7148, built 1989, flag S-Vincent, manager Balthellas Chartering Athens. Vessel has Russian Registry Class, originally had a name Kapitan Goncharov.