The 29 meter long passenger ship Froja went aground near Styrsöbolaget Bratten, Sweden. The vessel requested assistance with the fast ferries Valö and Brännö Husvik responding. Passengers were transferred to Vesta who were then taken to the Brännö Husvik. No injuries to the 60 passengers on board, no damage or pollution released. The Froja was refloated and taken under tow to a shipyard for further inspection.
The tug boat reported that a fire broke out from the rear end of the fore part around 0030UTC (0930 JST) on July 6. Upon our immediate request to the salvage company to start fire fighting, the tug boat and two rescue boats have been responding to the fire. The fire is not under control due to adverse weather yet. The salvage company has requested fire fighting assistance of Indian Coast Guard, and their patrol boat “Samudra Prahari”, which is equipped with powerful external fire fighting system, is now proceeding to the scene.