The 40 meter long fishing vessel Svyatov Spiridon caught fire while berthed in Båtsfjord, Norway. The fire started around midnight and quickly grew in intensity. The 17 crew on board were evacuated off the vessel and local fire brigades were called to the scene. Fire fighters spent over 10 hours to contain the blaze. No details to the source of the fire or what extent of damage the fire had on the trawler. No reports of injuries. Local authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
The 11 meter long fishing vessel Tarvikbøen sank next to a floating pier in Båtsfjord, Norway. Authorities were notified the vessel had sunk and deployed a patrol vessel to the scene. They found only the top of the mast of the Tarvikbøen visible above water.
Reports state the vessel had arrived the night before with a 4,000 kg of fish on board. No one was on board the vessel at the time of the sinking. The cause of the sinking was not yet determined by authorities.
On January 17, the 10 meter long fishing vessel Ingrid Elisabeth F41P ran aground off Makkaur Lighthouse near Båtsfjord, Norway. The fishing vessel had suffered engine failure amidst a severe storm. With no power, the crew alerted authorities and requested assistance. with gusts reaching 40 meters per second, the Ingrid Elisabeth was pushed by the storm towards shore until it wedged between two rocks just off the coast. A Sea King helicopter arrived on scene, but conditions were too rough and was unable to rescue the crew. A lifeboat, rescue boat and nearby trawlers arrived on scene, but were also unable to reach the Ingrid Elisabeth. The two crew on the Ingrid Elisabeth donned survival suits and abandoned ship before the fishing vessel finally sank. Reports state the two crewmen were able to reach shore and were in good condition. Both men were later taken to Båtsfjord.