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.
- Another Ship Runs Aground, Akrafell’s Future Uncertain (icelandreview.com)
- Samskip Akrafell (shipwrecklog.com)