The 80 meter long, 3041 dwt cargo vessel Atlantic ran aground near Stångehamn, Sweden. The Atlantic was en route to Oskarshamn from Visby when it ran aground some 6 kilometers from the fairway. Local authorities who were later joined by the Coast Guard arrived on scene and found the officers of the Atlantic were intoxicated. The vessel was found to be hard aground, but no injuries or signs of pollution released.
Reports state the Atlantic had some 44,000 litres of fuel on board at the time of the grounding. Authorities have placed booms around the vessel to contain any possible pollution released. The vessel’s owner and authorities are coordinating salvage options.