A service vessel went aground near the approach to the harbor at Kjerringvåg, Norway. The vessel had run up onto a shoal near the harbor. Reports state that conditions with minimal visibility while the harbor lantern had not been working at the time of the grounding. The service vessel waited until the next high tide to avoid damaging its propeller. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 77 foot long integrated tug and barge Hook Point-Alaganik went ashore in the Gulf of Alaska at the mouth of the Seal River near Cordova, Alaska. The Hook Point-Alaganik was being used as part of a tsuami clean-up effort when it encountered heavy seas and strong current from the Seal River. The vessel swung broadside into the waves and was struck by a large piece of river ice. The tug-barge suffered damage to its mechanical system and both were driven ashore onto the beach. Both tug and barge sustained significant damage. The two crew on board donned survival suits and abandoned ship. No reports of injuries. The Coast Guard was contacted and a helicopter was dispatched to the scene. A small sheen was spotted near the barge. Authorities have placed a boom around the vessel along with sorbent pads as a precautionary measure.
The 80 meter long ro-ro ferry Roesund went aground at Tjøtta, Norway. The ferry was navigating towards the dock when the vessel’s rudder struck bottom. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Divers inspected the Roesund for damage. Reports state the ferry traffic was halted between Tjøtta and Forvik while the Roesund was inspected.