On March 10, the 57 foot long fishing vessel Bergen was wrecked along the shore in Squalicum Harbor, Washington. The Bergen was berthed in Bellingham Bay when 70 mph winds caused the mooring lines to snap. The wind blew the fishing vessel away from the dock and onto the seawall. The three crew on board awoke to find the vessel going to pieces. Two were able to don their survival suits before jumping into the sea. The third had to dive into the water before he could put his suit on. All three were later rescued by the Coast Guard. No reports of injuries. Authorities placed a boom around the sunken Bergen to contain any pollution released.
The 52 meter long, 813 dwt cargo vessel Frydholm ran aground off Bergen, Norway. The vessel was proceeding with a load of gravel for Etne when it touch bottom between Kongsoy and Alversund. The cargo vessel sustained damage with two ballast tanks holed and water ingress. Authorities dispatched a lifeboat carrying investigators to the scene. The Frydholm was able to refloat itself and authorities escorted the Frydholm to Bergen. No reports of injuries or pollution released.
The 76 meter long service supply vessel Princess Marseilles struck the 260 meter long, 6,500 dwt passenger cruise ship Mein Schiff 1 in the port of Bergen, Norway. The Princess Marseilles was attempted to moor by backing into the port, but the vessel suffered a technical fault and the thrusters could not be stopped. The stern of the Princess Marseilles struck into the bow of the Mein Schiff 1. The Mein Schiff 1 sustained minimal damage, but the Princess Marseilles sustained some damage. Passengers reported a big bang and black smoke when the two vessels struck. The Mein Schiff 1 had scratches along its bow around 8 meters above the waterline. No reports of injuries. Reports state the Mein Schiff 1 will depart as planned and there were no delays due to the the collision. The Princess Marseilles was later towed to Jekteviken.