The 171 meter long, 20316 dwt container ship Empire went aground near Anholt Østrev, Denmark. The container vessel was proceeding to Bremerhaven from Gdynia when it went aground into shallow water. Authorities dispatched a patrol boat along with an anti pollution vessel to monitor the situation. The Empire was able to be refloated a short time later and proceeded to Pakhusbugt where divers will inspect the hull for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the crew of the Empire had veered off course due to a malfunction with their GPS equipement. The crew had been warned by two other vessels that it was in danger of going aground when it was spotted the container ship’s course on radar. Reports state the crew ignored the warnings and continued on its course until it went aground.