The 10,110 dwt bulk freighter CSL Elbe became disabled in the Nærøy Strait near Rørvik, Norway. The CSL Elbe had to shut down it’s main engine after a fuel pipe had ruptured. The pilot on board requested assistance with the rescue vessels Harald V and the Norway Coast Guard vessel Njord responding. The rescue vessels kept the CSL Elbe in position while the crew performed repairs. A few hours later, the CSL Elbe was able to proceed under its own power. The rescue vessel Harald V suffered minor damage to its stern during the incident. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.
The 144.2 meter long, 16600 dwt tanker Sten Suomi went aground on the St. Lawrence River near the town of Saint-Zotique, Quebec, Canada. The Sten Suomi was proceeding up the St. Lawrence River in ballast when it dropped it’s anchor causing the bow to hit the river bottom. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The Sten Suomi is to be released later with the assistance from tugboats. Officals are conducting an investigation into the incident.