The 27 meter long fishing vessel Svebas went aground near Ormøygalten, Norway. The vessel was en route to Narvik from Sogn with three crew on board when it ran aground onto a reef. The vessel remained high and dry as the tide receded. No reports of injuries or damage. The rescue boat arrived on scene and rescued all three crew to Brønnøysund. The Svebas was refloated by a tug on the next high tide on the following day. The fishing vessel was able to continue on its voyage.
The 17 meter long, 53 gt fishing vessel Actinia RI 220 sank near Blåvandshuk, Denmark. The 30 year old fishing vessel had sprung a leak while fishing. The vessel’s engine room quickly flooded leaving the Actinia without power for the pumps. As the vessel flooded, the two crewmen contacted the fishing vessel Merano who was fishing with the Actinia. The Merano took the Actinia under tow attempting to reach shore, but the Actinia developed a list. Before the vessel capsized, the two crew abandon ship into a liferaft. The two men were quickly rescued by the Merano. No reports of injuries. No further details reported.
The 18 meter long fishing vessel Denarius caught fire off Orkney, Scotland. The crew activated the vessel’s EPIRB alerting the coastguard. The coastguard was unable to contact the vessel and dispatched rescue boats and helicopter to the scene. The helicopter arrived on scene and found the six crew of the Denarius had escaped to the vessel’s liferaft. The helicopter winched up the six crew to safety. The patrol boat Jura arrived later and took the Denarius under tow back to Macduff. No reports of injuries. The authorities have launched an investigation into the fire.
- Crew airlifted from burning boat (bbc.co.uk)