The 138 meter long, 9002 dwt container ship Conmar Island became disabled off Norrkoping, Sweden. The Conmar Island was proceeding to a berth when it was pushed into a buoy and the vessel’s propeller got entangled in the buoy anchor chain. The boxship dropped anchor until it was freed a sort time later by the aid of two tugs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 110 meter long, 1215 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Schulpengat caught fire while off Den Helder, Netherlands. The fire started in a 400-volt switch in a control room below deck. Crew spotted the smoke and quickly cut electricity to the switch. The crew then pumped CO2 into the space which quickly stopped the smoke. Local authorities were alerted to the situation and two tugs accompanied the ferry back to port. All passengers were safely unloaded and no reports of panic on board during the incident. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Reports state the ferry was taken out of service for further investigation and repairs.