Five crew members were rescued from a small Norwegian-flagged general cargo ship following what could have been an encounter with a Russian warship.

The 1,564-dwt Bjugnfjord (built 1976) was said to be in distress just over 20 km northwest of Gilleleje, Denmark, around 9:30pm local time (2030 GMT), according to the Danish Royal Navy and Swedish Coast Guard. Both forces sent search and rescue teams to the area.