The 88 meter long, 3740 dwt freighter Nina Bres went aground off Skåne, Sweden. The vessel’s master had made a navigational error and steered the freighter toward the shoreline. The vessel grounded a short distance off shore. No reports of injuries or pollution released. A tug was able to refloat the vessel both proceeded to Sydhamnen under its own power. Divers will inspect the hull for damage. Reports state the master had suffered from a sudden illness which was the probable cause leading to the incident.
The 114 meter long, 3136 dwt river freighter Nikolay Bauman sank in the Black Sea near the Danube Delta between Romania and Ukraine coastlines. The freighter was headed to Kherson from Eregli with a cargo of gypsum when it suffered water ingress in its forward holds. The crew was unable to control the flooding and the master changed course towards shore hoping to the ground the vessel. Twelve miles off shore the Nikolay Bauman foundered and rests under 15 meters of water. The 11 crew were rescued by Ukrainian authorities and taken to Vilkovo for treatment.
The 13 meter long tugboat Birk caught fire off Hammerfest, Norway. The fire started in the tug’s engine room disabling the vessel. The two crew on board requested assistance. Another tug arrived on scene and towed the Birk to shore where the local fire brigade assisted to extinguish the blaze. No reports of injures or pollution released.