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.