The 63 meter long ro-ro ferry Åfjord ran aground at Finneset, Norway. The Åfjord was en route between Øksfjord and Hasvik when it ran onto the rocks. The ferry developed a list and some oil pollution was released. No reports of injuries to the 11 passengers and 4 crew on board, but the first mate had become ill and required medical assistance. Authorities dispatched a Sea King helicopter, two lifeboats and a tug to the scene. The 11 passengers were safely taken ashore and were transferred to a bus. The Åfjord went aground at high tide which may complicate salvage efforts. The cause of the grounding was not reported.