On May 30, the 59 meter long, 1155 dwt offshore supply vessel Urter ran ashore at Storasund, Norway. The Urter was underway when the vessel lost control of its steering and ran up to the shoreline. The bow sustained minimal damage and the crew was able to refloat the Urter later the same day. Authorities were notified and the Urter was later inspected for damage. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
On May 28, the 112 meter long, 1129 dwt ro-ro passenger ferry Melshorn became disabled on the Tysfjord. The ferry was en route to Skarberget from Bognes with seven passengers and three crew when it suffered a power blackout after an engine failure. The Melshorn went adrift and was being blown toward shore by a strong breeze. The crew dropped the ferry’s anchor before it struck land. The Melshorn requested assistance with several boats coming to her aid. The Melshorn was taken under tow back to port. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
On May 29, the 26 meter long fishing vessel Albacore ran aground near Aurstad, Norway. The Albacore had run aground in the early morning hours while fishing for mackerel near the shoreline. The trawler had run up on the rocks and developed a list to port. The vessel remained aground for several hours before it was able to refloat itself with the rising tide. Authorities were alerted and dispatched a lifeboat to the scene. Divers arrived and later inspected the Albacore’s hull for damage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.