The 87 meter long, 3735 dwt freighter Fortuna went aground near Askø, Denmark. The Fortuna was en route to Bandholm from Rønne with 3,000 tons of gravel when it grounded. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Initial attempts to refloat the Fortuna on the next high tide failed. Another vessel was brought to the scene to lightered some cargo before attempting to refloat the vessel again.
The disabled cruise shipCarnival Triumph has been taken under tow on February 11 and proceeding to Mobile, Alabama. Initial reports stated the vessel was to be towed to Pregreso, Mexico, but the Triumph had drifted some 90 miles further north making Mobile the closer destination.
The vessel continues to operate on backup generators providing passengers with limited facilities. No reports of injuries to passengers or crew. Conditions on board were reported as difficult as many toilets have stopped functioning and passengers are sleeping in hallways.
The Coast Guard has announced a joint investigation with the NTSB and Bahamas Maritime Authority into the incident. Investigators are expected in Mobile when the Triumph arrives.
The 21 foot long fishing vessel Karma caught fire near Vannvåg, Norway. The fire broke out while the six crew on board were asleep. The crew awoke to heavy smoke and attempted to extinguish the fire. The crew had nearly put the fire out when it flared up again. Local fire brigade was called and got the fire under control. No reports of injuries. The vessel suffered extensive damage. Authorities had some concerns of pollution being released as some 6 tons of oil was on board at the time, but the Karma remained afloat after the fire.