On September 17, the 109 meter long cargo ship Green Freezer ran aground off Fáskrúðsfjörður, Iceland. The Green Freezer had struck onto a skerry. No reports of injuries. The tanker Laugafell was dispatched to the scene. Some 140 tons of fuel oil was pumped off the vessel to help lighten the Green Freezer and reduce the risk of pollution released. The Icelandic Coast Guard vessel Thor pulled the Green Freezer free on September 20. The oil was then pumped back to the Green Freezer from the Laugafell. Both vessels proceeded to Fáskrúðsfjörður. No reports of pollution released.
The 1013 foot long bulk self-unloaderPaul R. Tregurtha ran aground on Lake Superior in Duluth harbor, Minnesota. The Paul R. Tregurtha was departing Duluth with a cargo of coal when it made a navigational error. The vessel ran aground a few meters off the shoreline. Two tugs were dispatched and were able to refloat the Paul R. Tregurtha later the same day. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 158 foot long schoonerClipper Cityran aground in New York Harbor near Liberty Island. The Clipper City had departed from lower Manhattan with 121 passengers on a day cruise when the top-sailed schooner ran onto a shoal near the island. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The passengers were transferred off the vessel safely. The Clipper City was taken under tow by a tug and returned to port on the following high tide. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.