The 60 meter, 945 dwt freighter Bulk Viking went aground on the Sortlandssundet near Sortland, Norway next to the Sortland Bridge. The Bulk Viking had left Narvik heading for the Esso Port at Sortland with a cargo of gravel. The vessel pulled up near the bridge and began to unload. The current pulled the vessel away and the vessel drifted aground. The vessel was quickly refloated with the assistance of the Coast Guard. However, the Bulk Viking suffered some minor hull damage. Reports state the crew went under drug testing. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.