The fishing vessel Hallgrimur sank in the Norwegian Sea some 270 kilometers from Stad, Norway. The vessel with four crew on board was en route to Norway from Iceland to be scrapped. The Hallgrimur encountered a severe storm with high winds and 10 to 15 meter waves . The Norwegian authorities were alerted to the vessel sinking when the Hallgrimur’s EPIRB was activated. Helicopters were dispatched to the area where one crewman was found in the water. The crewman had his survival suit on and the helicopter pulled him from the sea. The man was delivered to Alesund where he was taken to hospital. Aircraft continued to search for the other three crewmen. Reports state an empty lifeboat and debris in the water, but no signs of the missing men.
The 101 meter long, 5541 dwt container ship Pioneer Bay allided with the 184 meter long, 23000 dwt container ship Fesco Vladimir on the Weser River at Bremerhaven, Germany. The Pioneer bay attempted to turn around so it could berth at the quay. However, there was a strong ebb current and the Pioneer Bay struck the stern of the moored Fesco Vladimir. The Pioneer Bay suffered a crack in the hull above the waterline. No reports of injuries or pollution being released from either vessel. The water police has detained both vessels for inspections and is conducting an investigation into the incident.
Correction: Thanks to Tim S. for finding out that the vessel struck was the 134 meter long, 11386 dwt container ship Aurora not the Fesco Vladimir.
The 84 meter long, 2507 dwt freighter Osa went aground on the Kiel Canal. A tug was able to refloat the Osa later the same day. The vessel proceeded to Kiel where it was inspected. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution being released. The Osa continued on its voyage from Brake to Koge a few hours later. The cause of the accident was navigational error.