The 90 meter long general cargo vessel Kaisa ran aground in the Øre Sound near Helsingborg, Sweden. The vessel was able to refloat itself and proceeded into port under its own power. The Swedish Coast Guard was alerted and dispatched an aircraft to the scene. A survey of the area found that no pollution was released. Authorities conducted an investigation and found the master of the vessel was intoxicated. No reports of injuries or damage reported.
The 44 meter long, 608 gt tugboat Viking suffered a fire off Block Island, Rhode Island. The fire started in the vessel’s engine room, but was quickly extinguished by the vessel’s on board fire-fighting system. No reports of injuries to the 10 crew on board. The fire disabled the Viking who notified authorities. The Coast Guard dispatched multiple craft to the scene. The owner of the Viking also dispatched several tugs to provide assistance. The crew of the Viking were able to restart the tug’s engines a short time later and was escorted by another tug to Buzzards Bay. No reports of pollution released. Reports state the Viking had suffered a fire on May 30, 2014 while berthed in Richmond Terrace, New York.