The 49 meter long cargo vessel Mona ran aground off Bjarkøy, Norway. The Mona was en route to Bjarkøy when it ran onto a sand bank while attempting a navigational shortcut. No reports of injuries or pollution released. A Coastguard vessel arrived on the scene and attempted to refloat the Mona in the rising tide, but failed to release the cargo vessel. A tug was requested and arrived on scene the following day. It was able to refloat the Mona and both vessels proceeded to a quay in Bjarkøy.
Photo: Sturgeon Bay Fire Dept
The 158 meter long, 19,414 dwt self-unloading bulk carrier Alpena caught fire on Lake Michigan while berthed at a shipyard in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The fire started in the stern section just above the engine room and quickly extended into the superstructure. Local firefighters arrived on scene and were able to bring the blaze under control. No reports of injuries. The Alpena sustained significant fire damage and required multiple weeks for repairs before it can go back into service. Reports state the Alpena was undergoing a five year inspection.