The 65 meter long, 740 gt ro-ro ferry Fitjar ran aground near Ranavik, Norway. The ferry was en route to Skjersholmane from Ranavik when the vessel struck bottom. The vessel headed back to Ranavik to be inspected and passengers were disembarked. A few days later divers inspected the hull and found the Fitjar’s rudder had been damaged. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 66 meter long ro-ro ferry Bømlo became disabled while in the fjord in Huglehammaren, Norway. The ferry was en route to Kvinnherad from Halsnøy with 21 persons on board when the crew spotted smoke coming from the engine. The crew attempted to continue on course at a slower speed, but the main engine failed a short time later. The crew requested assistance with the tug Eide Rex responding. The Eide Rex took the Bømlo under tow and proceeded to Rubbestadnesed. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.