The 19 meter long fishing vessel Synne ran aground in the North Sea off Flekkerøy, Norway. The trawler was loaded with shrimp travelling back to Kristiansand at 7.5 knots when it struck a reef. The Synne was left high and dry with the vessel listing heavily to port. The two crew on board were uninjured, but were unable to refloat the Synne. The NSSR was alerted and two lifeboats were dispatched to the scene. No further details reported.
On March 3, the 225 meter long, 76525 dwt bulk carrier Aeoloian Grace ran aground at São Francisco do Sul, Brazil. The Aeoloian Grace was maneuvering just outside the port of Laje da Barata when it ran aground 500 meters from the port. Authorities were alerted and two tugs were dispatched to stabilize the bulk carrier. The grounding was most likely due to the low tide. Divers have inspected the hull and a team is onsite to monitor pollution. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The fishing vessel Vågøy ran aground near Lepsøya in Ålesund, Norway. The Vågøy sustained no damage or water ingress, but the trawler was unable to free itself. The Vågøy requested assistance and the NSSR sent out a lifeboat to the scene. The lifeboat along with the 54 meter long offshore supply vessel BB Lifter pulled the Vågøy free. The Vågøy was taken under tow back to port. No reports of injuries or pollution released.