The 64 meter long, 582 dwt ferry Aukra allided with the quay at Hundeidvika, Norway. Both the quay and ferry suffered significant damage. The master of the ferry was injured and was taken to hospital. None of the six passengers on board were injured, but two of the five vehicles on board were damaged. The Aukra proceeded to Festoya to unload passengers and vehicles. Authorities are conducting an investigation into the incident.
The 42 meter long, 500 dwt motor vessel Havtrans suffered a fire in the engine room while off Engelvaer, Norway. The JRCC of Northern Norway was contacted and they dispatched a helicopter along with two lifeboats, Norske Veritas and Kaptein Skaugen, from Bodo to the scene. Firefighters boarded the Havtrans and were able to extinguish the fire shortly afterwards. None of the four crew on board the Havtrans were injured. The Havtrans was taken under tow by the lifeboat Veritas and proceeded to Svolvaer. The Havtrans is called a well-boat vessel. A well boat is designed to transport live fish.
The 44 foot fishing vessel St. Kristine suffered damage when it’s mast broke while off the entrance to the Columbia River. The fishing vessel contacted the Coast Guard who dispatched a helicopter to the scene. The St. Kristine is proceeding to Cape Flattery, Washington with the Coast Guard monitoring. None of the two men on board were injured.