On February 26, the 61 meter long, 945 dwt cargo vessel Bulk Viking became disabled disabled off Offersøy, Norway. The Bulk Viking was headed to Kobbvaagen from Narvik when it struck bottom off Offersøy. The cargo vessel sustained damage or lost its rudder.
Unable to steer, the crew sent out a distress call requesting assistance. Authorities dispatched two rescue boats to the scene. The rescue boats were able to assist the Bulk Viking and proceeded to Harstad. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.
The 60 meter, 945 dwt freighter Bulk Viking went aground on the Sortlandssundet near Sortland, Norway next to the Sortland Bridge. The Bulk Viking had left Narvik heading for the Esso Port at Sortland with a cargo of gravel. The vessel pulled up near the bridge and began to unload. The current pulled the vessel away and the vessel drifted aground. The vessel was quickly refloated with the assistance of the Coast Guard. However, the Bulk Viking suffered some minor hull damage. Reports state the crew went under drug testing. No reports of injuries or pollution being released.