The 107 meter long ro-ro cargo vessel Norrland ran aground along the shore Kinsarvik, Norway. The Norrland was en route to Boliden Odda from Haugesund with 12 crew when it ran ashore. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released. The Norrland ran aground during high tide and will require a tug to refloat the vessel. Reports state divers will inspect the hull for damage. The cause of the grounding was not reported.
On August 22, 2014, the 12 meter long fishing vessel Elluma collided with the 119 meter long, 8400 dwt cargo vessel Arklow Beach off Penmarch, France. The Arklow Beach suffered only minimal damage and continued on to Dunkirk. The Elluma sustained significant damage to its bow. The captain of the Elluma also sustained injuries requiring a medical evacuation. The Guilvinec SNSM lifeboat escorted the Elluma to Guilvinec where the vessel was later lifted out of the water. No details reported to the cause of the collision. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.
On August 18, the 225 meter long, 74456 dwt bulk carrier Garima Prem ran aground off Lianyungang, China. The bulk carrier was en route from Port Hedland, Australia to Lanshan with 72555 tons of iron ore when it grounded. The Garima Prem was refloated on the following high tide and proceeded to a safe anchorage. No reports of injuries, damage or pollution released.