The 39 meter long, 340 gt passenger ship Polargirl went aground off Spitsbergen near Grumant, Norway. The Polargirl was on schedule voyage between Longyearbyen and Barentsburg with 28 passengers and 5 crew when it ran aground. The passengers were safely evacuated to shore and were returned to Longyearbyen by helicopter. No reports of injuries. Reports state the vessel did not suffer any water ingress and was in little risk of danger as weather conditions were good.