The 83 meter long freighter Fri Wave went aground in the Baltic Sea off Solvesborg near Kristianstad, Sweden. The Fri Wave was en route to Solvesborg from Dunkerque with a cargo of limestone when ran onto a shoal. The freighter suffered damage to its ballast tank, but none of the crew on board were injured. The Swedish Coast Guard tested the Master and first officer for alcohol. Both men had positive results, but were not charged as they stated they had drank some alcohol after the vessel had gone aground. The first officer was fined 3000 Swedish Crowns. Reports state that the owners fired both men.
The Fri Wave was pulled off the shoal and refloated the following day. Two tugs were on scene and towed the Fri Wave to Sölvesborg where Coast Guard divers inspected the vessel’s hull. No reports of oil pollution being released.