On August 30, the 167 meter long vehicle carrier Viking Sea allided with the quay at Hamilton, Bermuda. The Viking Sea was heading out of port bound for Panama. The car carrier was being assisted by two tugs being pulled away from the berth when one towline snapped. The wind quickly pushed the Viking Sea back towards the dock. The vessel’s stern swung back striking the quay before the tugs could respond. No reports of injuries.
The tugs were able to bring the Viking Sea back under control. The car carrier remained in port to allow a survey to inspect for damage. The following day the Viking Sea was allowed to resume its voyage. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Authorities have stated they have launched an investigation into the incident.