On January 17, the 101 meter long, 5500 dwt cargo vessel FWN Ruby became disabled off Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. The FWN Ruby was headed for Ambriz when it suffered engine failure and went adrift. The FWN Ruby requested assistance and authorities dispatched a vessel to the scene. The FWN Ruby was taken under tow and proceeded to Las Palmas for repairs. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Reports state the crew was able to make repairs and continued on its voyage.
The 74 meter long cargo vessel Havris ran aground near Averøy, Norway. The vessel was headed to Åheim from Trondheim when it ran up onto the rocks. The Havris suffered slight water ingress, but the flooding was kept under under control with the vessel’s pumps. A lifeboat arrived on scene a short time later along with a tug. A few hours later the tug pulled the Harvis free. No reports of injuries to the six crew. The Havbris proceeded to Kristiansund under its own power where it will under go surveys.
The 19 meter long fishing vessel Petit Roger Christian caught fire off Sète, France. The three crew on the trawler escaped into a liferaft to avoid the flames. A SNSM lifeboat along with two nearby trawlers responded to the scene. All three crew were later rescued. No reports of injuries. Reports state authorities dispatched a team of firefighters to attempt to extinguish the blaze.
Reports state the SNSM lifeboat later took the firefighters to the burning trawler, but found the vessel had already burnt beyond saving. The lifeboat stood by as the Petit Roger Christian burned to the waterline and sank. The hull rests in 85 meters of water some 14 miles offshore.