On February 28, the fishing vessel Karen Margrethe L423 allided with the Aggersund Bridge near Aalborg, Denmark. The Karen Margrethe had become trapped in an ice floe and pushed into the bridge. The fishing vessel suffered only minor damage including a broken mast. No reports of injuries as all three crew had abandoned the fishing vessel before the allision. Authorities dispatched a helicopter to the scene. Reports state the Karen Margrethe would be recovered the next day.
The 169 meter long bulk carrier Ourania collided with another cargo vessel in the Gulf of Finland near the Kalbådagrund Lighthouse, Finland. The Ourania was proceeding to Ashdod from St. Petersburg when it’s bow struck into the stern of the undisclosed cargo vessel. The Ourania sustained a hull breach above the waterline, but there were no injuries or pollution was released. Reports state the Ourania and the other vessel were running westbound when the undisclosed vessel slowed down in ice. The Finish Coast Guard dispatched vessels to monitor the area.
On May 31, the 113 meter long, 8870 dwt container ship Mary Arctica struck an iceberg off Nanortalik, Greenland. The Mary Arctica was headed to Aalborg when around 2 A.M. it struck the iceberg. The vessel sustained significant damage, but the details were limited. The Mary Arctica did not suffer water ingress, but changed course and proceeded to Qaqortoq to be surveyed. Afterwards, the vessel to expected to be able to proceed to Denmark where it will be taken out of service for 2 to 3 weeks to complete repairs. No reports of injuries or pollution released. The Arina Arctica will replace the Mary Arctica to continue service between Denmark and Greenland.