On July 1, the 130 meter long, 7843 dwt cargo vessel BBC Lisbon ran aground while in Tromsø, Norway. The BBC Lisbon had arrived from Poland and attempted to shift berths when it ran ashore. Tugs were able to refloat the cargo vessel a short time later. No reports of injuries or pollution released. Divers were requested to inspect the hull for damage.
The 59 meter long, 531 dwt fishing vessel Kokshaysk ran aground along the coast of Norway near Arnøya in Troms. Authorities were alerted and found the Kokshaysk nearly high and dry. An inspection found a small oil leak, but the trawler’s hull was in good shape and no water ingress was found. Attempts to refloat the Kokshaysk will be done on the next high tide. Authorities are still investigating why the trawler ran ashore. Reports state there was good visibility and nice weather at the time of the incident. One report suspects the night watch had fallen asleep at the helm. No reports of injuries to the 35 crew on board the trawler.
The 190 meter long, 56559 dwt bulk carrier Star Centaurus (listed as D. Centaurus) ran aground in Limenes Bay off Crete. The Star Centaurus was en route to Suez from Morocco with 57,000 tons of fertilizer on board. The bulk carrier struck bottom in the bay and was unable to free itself. Tugs were dispatched to the scene while authorities placed booms around the vessel to capture any pollution released. The tugs were able to pull the Star Centaurus free and tow it to a nearby anchorage.
Authorities have detained the vessel while they conduct an investigation. No reports of injuries or pollution released.