The 139 meter long, 11811 dwt container ship Vega Sagittarius went aground near Nuuk, Greenland. The Vega Sagittarius suffered hull damage above the waterline. No injuries to the 17 crew on board and no pollution released. Initial attempts to refloat the vessel on the high tide failed. The Vega Sagittarius remains hard aground on the the rocky bottom. The vessel was en route to Aasiaat from Nuuk.
The fishing vessel Fortitude went aground near Lochinver, Scotland. The fishing vessel had struck rocks and suffered hull damage including water ingress. The vessel contacted the RNLI who dispatched a lifeboat to the scene. The RNLI lifeboat brought a pump to the vessel which was able to keep the flooding in check, but not lower the water level. A second pump was requested and delivered by a Coastguard helicopter. With both pumps in operation, the Fortitude was taken under tow by the lifeboat and proceeded to Lochinver harbour. Both vessels arrived safely at the harbour and the Fortitude was lifted from the water using the new boatlift. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 33 meter long, 40 ton passenger ship / catamaran Twin City Liner ran aground on the Danube Canal near Vienna, Austria. The Twin City Liner was proceeding along the canal with 100 people when it suffered an engine failure allowing the vessel onto the canal’s embankment. Ten passengers suffered minor injuries with two taken to hospital. The remaining passengers were safely transferred ashore and were aided by the local fire brigade. The passenger ship suffered no damage or pollution and was able to refloat itself a short time later the same day. The Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.