The 4530 dwt freighter Hagland Saga went aground on Knubbehausen reef on the approach to Kragerø, Norway. The vessel was able to refloat herself and proceeded to port under its own power. Three out of the eight crewmen were injured and were later taken to a hospital in Kragerø. No reports of pollution being released. The cause of the accident is somewhat a mystery as the reef is clearly marked with a light. Officials from the Maritime Affairs will conduct an investigation into the accident.
The 70 foot fishing vessel Strathelliot sank in the North Sea off the coast of Fraserburgh, Scotland. The vessel had sprung a leak in the hull and started to take on water. The crew attempted to stop the water ingress, but the pumps could not keep up. The master contacted the coastguard that the vessel was sinking and needed assistance. As the Strathelliot began to list over, the crew were forced to abandoned ship. The crew took to the the life raft, but were quickly rescued by the fishing vessel Sardonyx II. Crews of both vessels watched as the Strathelliot finally slipped under the waves. Reports state all 3 crewmen on the Strathelliot were uninjured. The Marine Investigation Branch will be conducting an investigation into the sinking.