The 36 meter long schooner Noorderlicht ran aground near Trygghamna, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Norway. The Noorderlicht requested assistance with the authorities dispatching the government vessel Polarsyssel to the scene. The Polarsyssel arrived and pulled the Noorderlicht free. The Polarsyssel towed the Noorderlicht to a sheltered area near Trygghamna. No reports of injuries to the 23 persons on board, damage or pollution released.